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UC Berkley's Laptop Was Recovered

The laptop that was had been stolen from the University of California, Berkley, on March 11 with private data of about 100,000 graduate students on its hard drive was recovered by campus police, reported InfoWorld Nederland.

New Insider Incidents from ChoicePoint

ChoicePoint, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based firm, announced four new incidents of improper access to private records and misuse them, reported MSNBC.

New Technologies Are Helping ID Theft

Scientists from University of East Anglia, the UK, believe that that advances in technology may actually make identity theft worse, vnunet.com reported.

Private Data Leakage Costs DSW $6.5M

In the end of May DSW Shoe Warehouse informed its customers that data was stolen from the company's computer for 108 stores which included information on 1.4 million credit card holders and 96,000 check writers for a period from mid-November, 2004 through mid-February 2005.

Bank Robber Was an Insider

Finnish police has arrested the head of data security at the Helsinki branch of financial services company GE Money, reported SC Magazine.

Insiders in Headhunter Industry

Korn/Ferry International, the world's largest executive recruitment firm, accuses its five former employees of stealing 32,500 candidate and clients records from corporative database. The central figure of the scandal is David Nosal, executive recruiter, who is as famous as Korn/Ferry.

One in Five Is ID Theft Victim

Nearly 20% of US consumers have experienced ID theft, and younger adults are at greatest risk, the latest Experian-Gallup Personal Credit Index reported.

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