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From: Erica Absetz (ericariskbasedsecurity.com)
Date: Tue Jun 04 2013 - 11:25:39 CDT
RentPath, Inc., formerly known as Primedia, recently began notifying
employees, former employees and applicants that their personal data
may have been accessed by an independent contractor.
According to the company [PDF file], on June 20, 2012, an independent
contractor working in its network operations group was seen on
security tapes stealing more than 50 pieces of computer hardware.
Among the stolen hardware was a storage device that held 4.8 terabytes
of data, including the personally identifiable information of
employees, former employees and applicants. RentPath hired FishNet
Security to determine what data may have been included on the storage
According to FishNet, approximately 56,000 Social Security numbers
were included. Those numbers were successfully matched to
approximately 30,000 employees, former employees and applicants, who
are currently being notified. The company is working to identify the
contact information for the remaining 26,000 Social Security numbers.
Everyone who may have been affected by the breach is being offered
credit monitoring and optional identity restoration services through
Kroll Advisory Solutions.
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