Naked Security - Sophos
We're all sick of data breaches and privacy intrusions, with just about every new day bringing new stories of shops, banks and restaurants leaking epic amounts of customer information and celebrities having their intimate snapsspread around the internet.
Obscured by these headline-grabbing big-name leaks, a rash of smaller-scale breaches has been leaking a steady stream of data every bit as valuable as our card numbers and every bit as intimately private as our most graphic selfies. (...)
In just the last few weeks, some of those "smaller" breaches include:
- a pair of unencrypted CDs lost in the post, with data on 44,000 members of an Arizona retirees' dental plan
- a laptop stolen from a health worker's car in Georgia, which contained records for around 3000 patients.
- a "small number" of laptops revealed to have vanished from Dallas ambulances over a three year period, with some data potentially accessible.