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Data Losses Prompt Investigations, Reassurances

DATA LOSS—U.S.

October 11, 2012

CNN reports an investigation is underway at Northwest Florida State College involving more than 200,000 students and 3,000 employees. Fifty employees, including the school’s president, have reported issues with identity theft. MPBN reports Maine’s Attorney General is looking into an incident involving misplaced consumer data at TD Bank after a box of back-up computer data went missing in March. Meanwhile, strategy game developer Wargaming.net says a recent security breach at digital goods reseller PlaySpan “affects only a select group” of Wargaming’s “World of Tanks” players, and no financial data was compromised.
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