Cyberspace, Examples of losses and lapses
An internal audit by Pinellas County (Florida) clerk of the circuit court, in Florida found that the publics sensitive information was improperly handled. Documents that had Social Security numbers, medical information, privileged communications between attorneys and clients, juvenile defendant records and child abuse materials. Had been found intact and trash containers that the public had access to (10 ).
A file that had inadvertently been placed on the internet. This file had information had Social Security numbers and other information on 675 who had applied to Poly Pomona university in California (11 ).
In San Antonio, state and federal authorities are looking in the theft of 17,000 peoples personal information who stayed at Certain San Antonio hotels. Special agent in charge of U.S. Secret Service in San Antonio, Mark Bartlett said, "Up to this point, we have recovered 1,500 (receipts), but we're estimating 17,000 were compromised," (12 ).
In 2008 the national shoe retailer DSW said hackers had access 103 of its stores with 1.4 million of its customers affected. The hackers got credit card information, including account numbers, cardholders' names, and the transaction amounts, they also got information like driver license numbers. A private contractor for a subsidiary of Wells Fargo was hired to print monthly statements certain home equity mortgage and student loan customers a lap top that had unencrypted information like customer names, addresses, social security numbers and account numbers was stolen (13 ).