CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO — A data breach that jeopardized the personal information of more than 700,000 people has spurred California officials to change the way they transport sensitive material. Packages of payroll data, including Social Security numbers, will be delivered by courier rather than dropped in the mail. And officials are examining ways to transmit encrypted data rather than store it on microfiche. "We're looking to improve the process," said Oscar Ramirez, a spokesman for the California Department of Social Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - Sensitive personal information for more than 700,000 people who provide or receive home care for the elderly and disabled may have been compromised when payroll data went missing in the mail, state officials revealed Friday night. The breach occurred whenHewlett-Packard, which handles the payroll data for workers in California's In-Home Supportive Services program, was shipping information including Social Security numbers to an office in Riverside last month. The package arrived damaged and incomplete.
April 3, 2012 |
Information stolen from as many as 1.5 million credit card accounts is the latest in a long line of data breaches — and an alert for consumers to monitor their accounts for fraudulent purchases, industry watchdogs say. The latest major breach, reported late last week at Atlanta payments processor Global Payments Inc., resulted in no known consumer fraud as of Monday morning, Chief Executive Paul R. Garcia said in a conference call with analysts....
April 2, 2012 |
Data from up to 1.5 million credit and debit cards from all major card brands, including MasterCard, Visa and Discover, may have been stolen in a data breach at processing firm Global Payments Inc. But so far, the company does not know of any fraudulent transactions on infiltrated accounts, said Chief Executive Paul R. Garcia in a conference call with analysts on Monday. The hack was confined to North America, he said. And while card numbers may have been swiped, the company said in a statement late Sunday that cardholder names, addresses and Social Security numbers are safe.
April 2, 2012
ATLANTA — A recent data breach may affect under 1.5 million credit cards in North America, according to the card processor involved. Visa and Mastercard announced Friday that they had notified their card holders of the potential for identity theft and illicit charges because of the breach. The card processor, Global Payments, put a number on those who could be affected late Sunday. Global Payments said that credit card data may have been stolen but cardholder names, addresses and social security numbers were not obtained.
March 31, 2012 |
MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc. warned that some of the data in their cardholder accounts may have been breached. MasterCard said that it had notified banks, as well as law enforcement, of a potential problem with a third party "U.S.-based entity. " An independent data security organization is conducting a forensic review, MasterCard said. The company's own systems haven't been compromised. Visa said the same. "MasterCard is concerned whenever there is any possibility that cardholders could be inconvenienced and we continue to both monitor this event and take steps to safeguard account information," the company said Friday in a statement, without specifying how many cards might be at risk.