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Irish Jobs Website, U.S. School District Breached

DATA LOSS—IRELAND & U.S.

September 9, 2011

A website for jobseekers has suffered a security breach, The Irish Times reports. The company has written to users to inform them and ask them to use "best practice in choosing all Internet passwords" and not use the same password on any two sites. Police have apprehended two suspects, and the data protection commissioner has been made aware of the breach. Meanwhile, the superintendent of schools for Beaumont Independent School District in Texas has announced that letters are being mailed to nearly 15,000 families to inform them of a potential breach involving confidential student information--including Social Security numbers--stored on a staff server.
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