Tens of Thousands at Risk in Recent Breaches
DATA LOSS—U.S.May 23, 2013
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revealed that a vulnerability in a vendor’s system may have exposed the Social Security numbers and dates of birth of tens of thousands of its employees, reports Federal News Radio. A DHS spokeswoman said the data was stored in the vendor's database of background investigations and may have been accessible as far back as July 2009. Meanwhile, the Maine Attorney General’s Office has issued an alert to people who have purchased tickets through online service Vendini. According to the company, a server containing the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, credit card numbers and expiration dates of tens of thousands of people—including many Maine residents—was breached.