CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2007 |
Thousands of harried passengers were evacuated Friday from both terminals at Oakland International Airport after an unidentified man bolted past security without being screened. Outbound flights were held and air travelers herded into the parking lot while officials searched for the man, who was not found. Airport Drive, which leads to the terminals, was also closed to traffic. "Our parking lot was completely full of passengers," said Joanne Holloway, an airport spokeswoman.
August 24, 2006 |
The Education Department said Wednesday that it would arrange for free credit monitoring for as many as 21,000 student loan borrowers after their personal data appeared on its website. Terri Shaw, the department's chief operating officer for federal student aid, said the people involved were holders of federal direct student loans who used the department's loan website -- www.dlssonline.com -- between Sunday and Tuesday.
August 15, 2006 |
In the wake of data security breaches, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it would upgrade all of its computers with a new encryption technology. The agency has been struggling to restore credibility to its handling of sensitive data after the theft in May of a laptop and external drive containing the personal information of 26.5 million veterans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2006 |
Both terminals at John Wayne Airport were evacuated Sunday evening and passengers taken off airplanes after a female passenger made it past a security checkpoint without being screened, authorities said. As a result, hundreds of travelers were required to undergo a second security check, Nico Melendez of the Transportation Security Administration said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2005 |
Cal Poly Pomona officials are notifying more than 31,000 current and former students and employees, as well as a number of student applicants, that hackers may have gained access to files containing Social Security numbers and other information. Ron Fremont, Cal Poly's associate vice president for university relations, said authorities have no evidence of misuse of any data in the June 29 incident. The main student database was not affected, he said.
June 30, 2005 |
An extremely apologetic Bank of America representative called me the other day with the news that I had fallen victim to one of the hazards and vicissitudes of post-modern American life: the theft of one's Social Security number from the files of a major international corporation. BofA reported that my number, along with my name, address, telephone number and online banking ID, were all stored in a bank laptop stolen from a car in the Bay Area five weeks ago.
April 15, 2005 |
Data apparently stolen from popular clothing retailer Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. is forcing banks and credit card issuers to notify thousands of consumers that their credit card information may have been exposed. HSBC North America, a division of London-based HSBC Holdings, confirmed Thursday that it had begun notifying holders of the HSBC-issued, General Motors Corp.-branded MasterCard that criminals might have obtained access to their credit card information and that the cards should be replaced.
April 13, 2005 |
Security breaches at information broker LexisNexis gave outsiders access to the personal data files of as many as 310,000 people -- about 10 times more than originally thought, the company said Tuesday. The disclosure increased the likelihood that lawmakers, angry about security lapses at U.S. data aggregators, would impose tighter rules on the largely unregulated industry that keeps detailed records about virtually every adult in the nation.
March 19, 2005 |
U.S. regulators voted Friday for a policy that would require banks to notify customers in certain cases of identity theft -- a proposal that consumer activists called inadequate. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. officials said the proposal, which its board of directors approved, had nothing to do with recent disclosures of security breaches at information brokers ChoicePoint Inc. and LexisNexis, as well as at Bank of America Corp.