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October 30, 2006 – SacBee.com
Core-Logic - Sacramento company makes software that helps mortgage lenders detect fraud. A laptop computer was stolen containing the names and Social Security numbers of 50,000 people who had applied for mortgage loans with CoreLogic customers. "The big fear was that the names would be used for identity theft", says company spokesman Pete Kreiser. No kidding. Apparently the information on the laptop was not encrypted.


October 28, 2006 – SavannahNow.com
Hancock Askew & Co. LLP – A laptop computer belonging to Hancock Askew & Co. LLP partner Michael McCarthy, was stolen Oct. 5. The laptop contained 401(k) information for employees of at least one company, Atlanta-based Atlantis Plastics Inc. Though the company is being very tight lipped about the situation the computer is believed to contain at least the names, Social Security numbers, and some salary information of the employees. Mr. McCarthy says that the laptop was password protected and "other safeguards" were in place to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the data. Data encryption was not mentioned and therefore probably wasn't in use. Without that the other protections are probably meaningless.


October 2006 – DailyRecord.com
Picatinny Arsenal / U.S. Army - officials are looking for 21 missing or stolen laptop and personal computers that have 8vanished from the Army base or were stolen from employees as far back as January 2004. Arsenal spokesman Pete Rowland said 15 laptops, mostly Dell models, and eight personal computers were reported missing, but two of them later turned up. They are not sure if all of the computers were stolen or if some are simply lost. None of the computer processed classified information but there is a very high likelihood that some contained Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The information was not encrypted but was “password protected” (isn't it always?).


October 20, 2006 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Allina Hospitals and Clinics – A laptop with names, Social Security Numbers, and medical information on 14,000 obstetrics patients was stolen from a nurses car. The hospital says that the information was protected by “two passwords” but as we all know this is not the same as encryption and that the data would still be accessible by your average 15 year old script kiddie (amateur hacker). Allina says that laptops will no longer contain Social Security numbers.


October 20, 2006 - The Oregonian
T-Mobile USA - A laptop containing the names, Social Security numbers, home address, home telephone numbers, date of birth, pay and other personal information of T-Mobile USA Inc. employees recently disappeared from an employee's checked airline luggage. The laptop contained information on as many as 43,000 current and former T-Mobile employees and putting them at risk of identity theft. Again the company PR department puts out the standard “the laptop was protected by a password” claim. Passwords are easy to circumvent and are not the same as data encryption. Companies should know this by now. There is plenty of information included in this theft to make this laptop worth many times more than its pawn shop value.


October 20, 2006 - St. Paul Pioneer Press
University of Minnesota – A laptop with personal data on 200 students was stolen from a faculty member while on a trip to Spain. The information included names, student ID's and grades. University officials say that their laptops now contain encryption software but that they're having a hard time getting professor's to use it. This of course isn't as much of a problem in the corporate world where you can fire people that don't follow policy.


October 10, 2006 The Detroit News
Troy Athens High School – A computer hard drive is missing and presumed stolen during while renovations took place over the summer. The hard drive contained names, Social Security numbers, and student transcripts of over 4,000 students. The students attended the school between 1994 and 2004. The school did not notify student alumni for 2 months claiming they were searching for the drive during this time. Many of those affected are asking for credit monitoring which the school district has not yet provided. No indication of any data encryption being used.


October 6, 2006 SignOnSanDiego
U.S. Marine Corp. - A laptop belonging to Lincoln B.P. Management Inc., a Camp Pendleton, CA contractor, was stolen on October 3rd. The laptop contained personal information on 2,400 Camp Pendleton Marines that live in base housing there. No information as to what personal information was on the laptop but apparently it was not encrypted as it should have been.


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