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Breaches Hit ICANN, University and Company

DATA LOSS—U.S. & UK

April 18, 2012

MediaPost reports that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has experienced a security breach. ICANN said that it has temporarily stopped accepting new domain name applications until it "can confirm that the problem has been resolved." Meanwhile, Texas A&M University has confirmed that an employee mistakenly disclosed the personal information--including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and phone numbers--of 4,000 former students. The list containing the personal data was attached to an e-mail that was sent to a student requesting a transcript. In a separate incident, Toshiba is promising the UK Information Commissioner's Office that it will handle personal data with more care after a security flaw exposed the personal data of 20 individuals.
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