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[Dataloss] Los Angeles County - Private data is at risk of theft

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 17:51:33 CDT

(If anyone has more information on the three events listed in the
following story, please pass along?)


Security breaches at three Los Angeles County agencies in recent months
might have put hundreds of consumers' personal information at risk,
officials said Wednesday.

Laptop computers at an Adult Protective Services office in Burbank were
stolen over the weekend, the laptop of a community and senior services
employee was stolen two months ago and earlier this month a computer
hacker in Germany broke into the Community Development Commission's
computer system in Monterey Park, officials said.

While no incidences of identity theft have been reported in connection
with the cases, county Sheriff's Department officials on Wednesday urged
residents and agencies to take even greater care in protecting vital
information, noting that identity theft is now the fastest-growing form of
consumer fraud, with more than 1 million Californians victimized so far
this year.


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