UH graduates’ bank information compromised in data breach of cap and gown supplier
Herff Jones, a graduation cap and gown supplier for the University of Houston, experienced a data breach that has compromised students’ bank information, according to the student-run newspaper of the University of Houston reports.
Texas driver’s license information possibly exposed during data breach, company says
HOUSTON – The information of Texas drivers may have been exposed during a breach, according to database company Vertafore. The files included driver information for licenses issued before February 2019. That information contained Texas driver license numbers, names, dates of birth, addresses and vehicle registration histories, the company said. The breach was also reported to the Texas Attorney General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and U.S. federal law enforcement. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the following statement regarding the incident:"There has been no breach of the Texas Driver License System or any other DPS database.
Texas Children Hospital notifies patients of data security incident
HOUSTON – Texas Children’s Hospital is notifying its patients of a data security incident involving one of its vendors, the hospital announced in a release Monday. Blackbaud said it has no reason to believe the attackers have another copy of the hospital’s database or released the data publicly. As soon as Texas Children’s Hospital was notified, they mailed its patients who were affected by the security incident. Texas Children’s investigation determined that certain free text fields in the database may have contained certain patients' names, dates of birth, department(s) of service, treating physician, and/or limited clinical information. Importantly, no patients' Social Security Numbers or financial records were involved in this incident," according to a release by the hospital.
Wednesday is deadline for claims in 2017 Equifax data breach
NEW YORK – Wednesday is the deadline to seek cash payments and claim free services as part of Equifax's $700 million settlement over a massive data breach. Criminals can use those bits of personal information to commit identity theft. Regulators suggest that you save any documents related to your efforts to avoid or recover from identity theft. In fact, the company has insisted it hasn’t seen much of an increase in identity theft. But if someone becomes a victim, it’s difficult to say whether the identity theft happened because one breach or another — or some combination.