Each day, a countless number of new stories could be added to the site to display the numerous incidents involving loss, theft or breached of data that have come to light and the number of people they affect. This is merely a sample of the issues we face in the information technology age. There are so many other stories just waiting to be reported or uncovered.
A story in Tuesday's California section on a former Cedars-Sinai Medical Center billing worker who allegedly used the identities of patients to defraud insurance companies incorrectly reported that he had been arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
When the family of Zal Chapgar began receiving telephone calls verifying information from their son's credit applications, they thought there must have been a mistake: the 23 year old had died recently.
Human error-not hackers-is apparently to blame in a security breach that affected 45 Grady Memorial Hospital patients, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported September 23.
An employee of a yet unnamed third-party contractor for the Shell Oil Co. is suspected of using personnel information from a company database to file false unemployment claims, reports Computerworld.