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Callous Thieves Rob An Seriously Ill Child Of His Vital Heart Machine

Heartless thieves broke into the home of a seriously ill toddler his vital heart monitor during the weekend// . The father of a two-year-old child who suffers from a rare heart condition has expressed his wrath on the thieves for their callous attitude. Stephen Leckey has also appealed to the...

Consumer Watchdog Calls on Google to Cease Lobbying Effort to Allow Sale of Patient Medical Records; Urges Congress to Adopt Privacy Protections in Economic Stimulus Bill

... bill shields database holders from telling patients when possible identity thieves access their private information as long as the data disclosure was "uninte...rotected to keep sensitive medical information out of the hands of identity thieves and black market information aggregators. http://www.ConsumerWatchd...

Identity Theft on Agenda at Rocky Mountain Dental Conference

...rnton will explain specifics of the Red Flag Identity Theft regulation, including what is required for businesses to be in compliance and why identity thieves globally target U.S. healthcare practices to mine identity data. Thornton will speak to what is required for medical practices to be in compliance and...

Credit Card Companies Accomplices in Millions of Identity Theft Cases Alleges Eric Drew

... Absence of Verification Safeguards Allow thieves to Steal SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year millions of Am...tly there are no reliable identity verification systems in place to prevent thieves from receiving and using the cards. Identity theft losses totaled over $52 ...

Credit Card Companies Fueling Healthcare Associated Identity Theft (HAIT) Crimes

...rt fraudulent credit without any application verification procedures," adds Drew. "These devastating business practices give a green light to identity thieves and put every patient in jeopardy." ...

Association of Medical Illustrators Denounces 'Orphan Works' Bills Before Congress

...aned' visual materials for free or for minimal payments to the owners and creators," says Bill Westwood, an AMI past president. "The bills will excuse thieves from any significant financial liability for such infringement and even allow them to make minor modifications and copyright the original artwork in t...

Sponsor of Drug Bill Rejected by CA Senate Today Changed Its Name After Privacy Violations

...easingly available and valuable commodity for the corporations that buy and sell it, consumers are more vulnerable to unscrupulous marketers, identity thieves and corrupt corporations," said Jerry Flanagan, Health Care Policy Director for Consumer Watchdog. "We urge the Senate to continue to oppose this meas...

PEMCO Insurance Organizes Roadside Chainsaw Woodcarving Competition to Replace a Beloved Federal Way Icon

...ayne's chiropractic clinic for years before it disappeared in January 2007. Authorities later recovered the carving, but not before thieves cut off its feet and damaged its face. Now PEMCO Insurance is teaming up with the George Kenny School of Chainsaw Carving ...

Consumer Advocate Speaks Out Against Bill Allowing Invasions of Medical Privacy; Author Received $21k from Bill Benefactors

...easingly available and valuable commodity for the corporations that buy and sell it, consumers are more vulnerable to unscrupulous marketers, identity thieves and corrupt corporations. On-line information aggregators enhance these threats by compiling data dossiers that accumulate, manipulate and distribute ...

Medical identity theft: the importance of protecting your health records

...th insurer's special investigations unit. Request a complete list of annual payments your insurance company has made for medical care. Sometimes, thieves change billing address and phone number, which means a patient may not see all of the bills. Get a copy of medical records, in case they're tamper...
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RSA Designated as the Leader in One-Time Password Market by Frost & Sullivan

...nd are often the key reason that those systems are breached, leaving the organization and its end users open to identity and financial fraud attempts. thieves target personal information such as static passwords and social security numbers held in organization servers, personal email and accounts to deny, st...

Using novel tool, UD researchers dig through cell 'trash' and find treasure

... A person's trash can reveal valuable information, as detectives, historians and identity thieves well know. Likewise, a cell's "trash" may yield certain treasures, University of Delaware researchers have found. Using a new technique they develo...

Bitter-tasting nectar and floral odors optimize outcrossing for plants

...ar enforced modest drinking behavior. Apart from sugars, the floral nectar of tobacco also contains nicotine, which is bitter and used to deter nectar thieves or herbivores. But given the right timing and dose, nicotine in the nectar and the attractant, benzyl acetone, released at night as part of the floral...

NXG Strategies Launches Nation's First Website Dedicated to Red Flag Compliance

...n financial losses to these organizations. According to a February 2007 Javelin Identity Fraud Survey Report, $49 billion dollars was lost to identity thieves in 2006. Just weeks after the final regulations were announced on October 31st, NXG launched http://www.redflagrules.net to provide a quick resour...
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Rockwell software thieves plead guilty

Milwaukee, Wis. - What's the penalty for software piracy? Six men who made millions of dollars worth of illegal copies of Rockwell Automation software will soon find out as they await sentencing after pleading guilty in the case. The men were prosecuted for illegally copying the software and...

Screen-door security: most wireless networks left wide open

... up with is the home security equivalent of a screen door. And for a huge percentage of these access points, the screen door is off the hinges. Car thieves can break into any automobile, but most of them will take the path of least resistance and break into the car that is unlocked or has a window partial...

Bill would require data keepers to notify consumers of info leaks

...or ChoicePoint Inc. The company recently acknowledged that a theft ring used stolen identities to create presumably legitimate businesses, which the thieves then used to open dozens of accounts with ChoicePoint, according to an Associated Press report. Several hundred people were defrauded by the ring, ...

Cracking down on identity theft

...y's finances. Identity thieves, armed with a credit card or bank account information, can steal thousands of dollars from an unsuspecting family. thieves can profit for years, while innocent people are robbed of their financial security without even knowing it. The tragedy comes when a hard-working ...

Careful with that electronic health record, Mr. Leavitt

... As more and more data becomes available in the form of health records, the thieves who will be attracted to the treasure will also become very sophisticated. ...y attract organized crime. The value of Social Security numbers to identity thieves is well known. Less publicized, so far, is the fact that medical and dental...
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