Thursday, June 10, 2010

More records than people

I mentioned this recently at a speaking engagement so here is the documentation as promised.

There have now been more records compromised than there are people living in the country.

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the resident population of the United States, projected to 06/10/10 at 13:52 UTC (EST+5) is

Scroll down to the bottom to get the current number of compromised records according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, today it is 355,868,866.

Bank of America data stolen

Do you have a Bank of America account?

BofA call center worker pleads guilty to data theft

AT&T iPad data breach

Well, this didn't take long to happen:

iPad owners' e-mail addresses exposed

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You may have heard this from me 3 years ago

Interesting but not new news, I have probably already alerted your staff to this issue if I trained them in the last 3 years (I know we covered it in one of my most recent trainings and a single parent was shocked to learn of these issues):

Financial abuses of deadbeat parents

NEW YORK ( -- For parents who've wrecked their own credit rating, cashing in on junior's clean financial history is increasingly tempting.


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