Michael F. Neidorff, chairman, CEO of Centene, announcing that six missing hard drives contain the name, address, date of birth, social security number, member ID number, and health information of 950,000 members, databreaches.net reports.
Personal data and non-public information on almost 60 percent of US citizens was available online because of a misconfigured database. More than 191 million US voters' records have been discovered online by security researchers, zdnet.com reports.
Medical records were found in an open air dumpster behind a former medical clinic called AllMed on Eastchase Parkway near Minnie Brown Road in east Montgomery, wtvm.com reports. The records included prescriptions, lab results, names of patients and their birthdays -- all considered Private Health Information under HIPAA privacy laws.
Around four million TalkTalk customer's personal information may have been accessed by hackers after a sustained attack on the firm's infrastructure. The company has confirmed that some of the data was not encrypted, scmagazineuk.com reports.
Sensitive personal information about millions of students is at risk because British Columbia’s Ministry of Education has misplaced a hard drive containing documents that were stored without a fundamental safety measure: data encryption, The Globe and Mail reports.
An employee has been terminated and roughly 900 patients are being notified following a privacy breach in Saskatchewan’s Heartland Health Region, thestarphoenix.com reports. According to a news release issued Thursday, a “detailed inquiry” was launched after the breach was reported in July.