Amidst Myriad Breach Reports, Tips Offered
DATA LOSSOctober 1, 2013
It is shaping up to be a busy week for data breach incidents. Yahoo is facing claims its decision to recycle accounts that had been inactive for a year or more has resulted in individuals receiving e-mails intended for the previous owners, ITPro UK reports. An Ohio psychologist is notifying clients of a burglary where “the thieves may have intended on stealing patients’ personal data when they stole the office’s entire computer supply.” Patients at a Canadian health region are also receiving letters after an employee accessed “patients’ personal health information between 2009 and 2012, considered a breach under the Health Information Protection Act.” Meanwhile, Krebs on Security reports the “miscreants responsible for breaking into the networks of America’s top consumer and business data brokers appear to have also infiltrated and stolen huge amounts of data” from the U.S. National White Collar Crime Center. Amidst all these reports, InformationWeek offers tips on the “lessons learned” from data breach incidents.