Data Breaches

Equifax Breach

September 12, 2017 | posted in: Alerts, Data Breaches, Human Resources, Privacy | by

(Information in this article was provided by the National Consumer Reporting Association.) The recent Equifax data breach has exposed 143 million Americans to potential identity theft. This breach was caused by hackers gaining access to key items of data including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, driver's license information and credit card numbers. […]

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USIS Breach Raises Red Flags

September 2, 2014 | posted in: Data Breaches, Privacy | by

A recent breach at USIS that exposed at least 25,000 background checks of federal employees is under scrutiny for what critics are saying is a lack of proper security. USIS handles background checks for the Department of Homeland Security, and yet there are doubts as to whether they properly encrypted or secured their data. At […]

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