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Businesses Take Action Following Breaches

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 23, 2012

A retailer, a food chain and a hospital are all taking remedial actions after reporting data breaches. Middletown Journal reports that Baltimore-based Under Armour has notified employees that a thumb drive containing their unencrypted data, including names, Social Security numbers and salaries, has been lost in the mail by the retailer's auditing firm. The firm will provide 12 months of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for those affected. Meanwhile, Rubio's Mexican fast food chain, based in California, says a computer disk containing personal information on some of the company's shareholders was taken offsite by a third-party vendor, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has disciplined an employee for exposing data on 7,000 patients. 
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