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Breaches Reported Coast to Coast

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 27, 2012

A number of entities are reporting data breaches this week. A California lab says data on at least 700 patients was stolen during a break-in, The Record reports, while Sheppard Air Force Base's 82nd Medical Group in Texas says a breach of patient privacy is possible after a man brought in medical records found in a box in his home. Also in Texas, State Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has accidentally given millions of Texas voters' Social Security numbers to opposing lawyers in a voter ID case. Meanwhile, The College at Brockport in New York says it has identified a data breach causing student and faculty credit card fraud. And, in Massachusetts, a new report has found that nearly half of the state's residents' personal information has been improperly accessed in 1,800 breaches in the last four years, with the state playing a role in 10 percent of those breaches.
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