According to the Associated Press, Virginia Commonwealth University donated CDs containing patients’ addresses, dates of birth, clinical information, Social Security numbers and other personal information.
Here’s the story: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VA_HOSPITAL_BREACH_VAOL-?SITE=VADAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
A transcription service posted the records of about 15,000 patients of a hospital, online, without password protection.
Here’s the story: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/04/29/boston-medical-center-fires-vendor-after-data-breach/jboHN1Aq1x2JAE5amyEHiO/story.html
An IRS employee took home personal info on 20K workers.
Too many issues to list in this story: http://news.msn.com/us/irs-employee-took-home-personal-info-on-20k-workers
UC San Francisco announced a burglary involving unencrypted computers that contained personal and health information.
Here’s the press release: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/03/112556/computer-theft-uc-san-francisco
Microsoft says if your email is on their servers, it is theirs to read. While the absence of logic is humorous, the privacy implications are not. Here’s where you can read about it: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Says-It-Can-Read-Your-Emails-without-a-Court-Order-433393.shtml
Extortionist posted University data.
Here’s the story: http://releases.jhu.edu/2014/03/07/server-breach/
Estimates are 290,000 current and former students and about 780 faculty and staff are affected.
Details here: http://ndus.edu/data/
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The CIA, for instance, is moving toward the cloud with the help of Amazon.
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