Disk Encryption Software: 1.4M Cattles Group Customers Affected By Breach.

Approximately 1.4 million customer of the Cattles Group — owners of the Welcome Finance loan firm in the UK (whose website currently has a message stating that “Welcome Finance is no longer taking applications for new loans”) — are being notified of a data breach.  Two “backup discs” which haven’t been protected with data encryption […] read more

Medical CD Encryption: Washington MD’s Office Burglarized.

According to a press release, the offices of Paul C. Brown, M.D., P.S., were broken into and equipment stolen.  Among the stolen goods: CDs with patient data.  Based on the fact that the doctor is issuing a press release, it’s obvious that data encryption software like AlertBoot wasn’t used.  Or is it? Over 500 Patients […] read more

Data Encryption Software: The CD Is Dead (AdvancePierre Foods Breach).

The demise of the CD has been long predicted.  After all, it’s a nearly 40-year technology, ancient by any technological standards.  However, I was one of those people who didn’t quite believe that it was dead.  Until today, that is, when I read of a data breach that, for me, marks the beginning of the […] read more

Data Encryption: CD With 1.6 Million Patient Records Sent To UK Landfill.

Dissent at databreaches.net notes that the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has a very short entry regarding a data breach that affects 1.6 million people.  Apparently, a CD was sent to a landfill by mistake.  Furthermore, it appears the information was not protected with medical data encryption, such as proffered by AlertBoot. Ironically, “Physical Security” in […] read more

Data Encryption Software: Lost CD Affects Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Retirees.

The Stars and Stripes is carrying a small notice that a CD with information on retirees was lost in the last week of August.  The breach affected non-appropriated fund retirees.  The incident could have been easily prevented by the use of data at rest encryption software like AlertBoot.  In fact, the military already has a […] read more

Data Encryption: Morgan Stanley Alerts 34,000 Of Missing CDs.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has alerted investors — 34,000 of them — that CDs with sensitive information were lost and that they should be on the lookout for possible fraud.  The CDs were password-protected…but were not protected with data encryption software like AlertBoot. A terrible move in hindsight, but a common one, especially when it […] read more