personal identifiable information

The Hartford, Hacked

Hackers reportedly broke into and installed password-stealing programs on a number of servers belonging to insurance giant The Hartford, according to a ComputerWorld report.The 200-year-old, 28,000 employee strong company sent a letter of warning to some 300 employees, contractors and a small number of customers.

Four Face Jail Time for Ghost Market Crime Forum

Two U.K. teens and twenty-somethings received a collective prison sentence of fifteen years after administering the Ghost Market criminal forum, a meeting place and a classroom where nefarious individuals found anything from banking malware to methamphetamine recipes.

Affinity Health Warns 409K Customers of Breach

Affinity Health Plan, a New York managed care
service, is notifying more than 400,000 current and former customers
employees that their personal data might have been leaked through the
loss of an unerased digital copier hard drive. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

A group of sophisticated identity thieves managed to steal more than $4
million by filing bogus tax returns using the names and Social Security
numbers of other people, many of them deceased, according to a 74-count
indictment unsealed in Arizona. Read the full article. [Wired]

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