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Breaches at Yale, SCMLC

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 23, 2011

Yale University says a 2010 change in the way Google indexed and located FTP servers led to the exposure of sensitive data on 43,000 individuals, Computerworld reports. The university has notified those affected about the exposure and is offering identity theft insurance and free credit monitoring services, the report states. Meanwhile, Southern California Medical-Legal Consultants (SMCLC) has notified 300,000 individuals of a data exposure. SCMLC said the sensitive data of workers compensation applicants was made vulnerable when an internal server "became exposed to web searches," according to the report.       
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