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Thieves stole a briefcase containing data tapes out of a vehicle used by a private off-site storage company.
Anyone who had been a patient of a University of Miami physician or visited a UM facility since 1999 is likely included on the tapes.
Soon after phishing e-mails encouraged users to download a Monster Job Seeker Tool, which was in fact a program that encrypted files in their computer and left a ransom note demanding money for their decryption.
TD Ameritrade settled a class action lawsuit to compensate as many as 6.3 million TD Ameritrade customers whose data was stolen by hackers costing the Nebraska online brokerage firm less than per victim. This case is believed to be the largest such breach of consumer information.
Data on the stolen hard drives was encoded but not encrypted.
Bluecross stated there was no evidence the information was accessed due to the specialized nature of the hardware stolen.
Hard drive containing very sensitive details of Armed Forces personnel - passport & national insurance numbers, bank details etc - went missing.
Loss was revealed during National Identity Fraud Prevention Week.
They were found by an office worker in a backstreet’s trash pile in Seoul.
Experts say a GS Caltex employee likely stole the information for personal purposes given there were no signs of hacking.