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A more than three-month old intrusion into networks at the University of South Carolina may have compromised the personal information of some 34,000 individuals associated with the school’s College of Education.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday settled charges against two companies, Ceridian Corporation and Lookout Services, Inc., provided they implement an ample information security program and agree to have audits performed on their company every other year for 20 years.

Almost a year has passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and spewed three months of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But less than six months after the beleaguered oil giant managed to cap that well, it is contending with a new spill of a different sort: the loss of personal information on thousands of Gulf Coast residents who had filed claims for compensation stemming from the leak.

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