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Centene discloses missing information of 950,000 people

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.

191 million US voters' data exposed online

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 found in dumpster

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.

Goldman Banker and Fed Employee both fired after the leak

A former Goldman Sachs banker suspected of taking confidential documents from a source inside the government has agreed to plead guilty, dealbook reports.

Comcast resets 200,000

Comcast says it wasn't hacked, but hundreds of thousands of its customers may have been, forcing the cable giant to reset passwords to email accounts of about 200,000 customers, nakedsecurity reports.

TalkTalk suffers major data breach affecting up to 4 million customers

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.

15GB data dump of user data is now open to see

On Thursday, crowdfunding artist patron and support service Patreon informed customers that a data breach had taken place, Zdnet.com reports.

Hard drive with personal data of 3.4 million students was lost

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.

900 patients affected by Heartland privacy breach

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.

Confidential medical data found abandoned on campus

Names, addresses and sensitive information discovered in unlocked filing cabinet at University of Bedfordshire

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