Data Breaches Du Jour…..

Author:Ms Cynthia Larose
Profession:Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Today's news contains information regarding not one, but two, data breaches, compromising the personal information of a total of nearly 20,000 people.

The Washington Business Journal published a report today of a breach at the Environmental Protection Agency which exposed the Social Security numbers and banking information of nearly 8,000 individuals, most current employees of the EPA.  According to the Washington Business Journal's report, the agency confirmed that notices were sent out Tuesday(yes, August 1st) about a security incident that occurred in March. Compromised information reportedly included SSN, bank routing numbers and home addresses.  The EPA has offered one year of credit monitoring and established a hotline.

Closer to home, the Connecticut Attorney General's office is investigating an incident at Hartford Hospital, compromising the personal health...

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