Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New data security breaches come in fours

All of these breaches could have been prevented with a security audit and appropriate measures resulting from it.

January 29, 2008 (Computerworld)
What do Fallon Community Health Plan, Pennsylvania State University, OmniAmerican Bank and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. all have in common?

Each of them recently joined the seemingly never-ending parade of organizations that have disclosed security breaches resulting in the potential compromise of personal data.

Leading the pack in terms of the number of data records known to be involved was T. Rowe Price. Two weeks ago, the Baltimore-based investment management firm's retirement plan services group began notifying about 35,000 current and former participants in "several hundred" plans that their names and Social Security numbers might have been compromised, a company spokesman confirmed today.

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