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Scam tracker -- the latest security breaches

This year several major companies, including financial institutions, retailers and universities, have reported startling security breaches of their computer databases. As a result, sensitive consumer information such as names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers and credit account information have been exposed to the possibility of identity fraud.

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Nearly 50 million accounts have been exposed either through negligence, dishonest employees or outside hackers.

The chart below breaks out in detail each of the security breaches, the type of data exposed and the company's response to consumers. If you were a victim of a security breach, we'd like to hear from you.

Date
Company
No. of accounts
Data involved Details

 

 
 
-- Posted: July 20, 2005
   

 

 
 

 

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