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Data theft 2nd loss this year
khankrumthebulg
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Credit card numbers lost earlier at airport

By April M. Washington, Rocky Mountain News
November 3, 2006
The theft of a desktop computer that exposed thousands of Coloradans to identity theft marks the second time the private contractor has lost control of personal information on Coloradans in its care.

Earlier this year, a backup data tape was stolen from Affiliated Computer Services Inc., compromising credit card numbers used in transactions at Denver International Airport.

Dallas-based ACS, one of the largest outsourcing companies in the nation, processes child support payments for the Colorado Department of Human Services for $5.5 million a year.

The Colorado incidents are among several security breaches at ACS in the past year.

In one case in August, personal information on about 32,000 student loan recipients was exposed to other users of a federal Web site because of ACS software glitch. And last May, two computers containing personal information on Motorola employees were stolen from ACS’s Chicago office.

The problems have one lawmaker questioning the company’s ability to protect sensitive information.

“This is clearly problematic,” said Rep. Terrance Carroll, D-Denver. “If a company can’t protect sensitive information in its care, the state needs to seriously look at whether we should be doing the business with this contractor. The answer is no.”

But Kevin Lightfoot, an ACS spokesman, said the company takes the protection of private information seriously.

The Oct. 13 theft from a Denver office of a desktop computer containing child support data has no connection with the DIA incident or others elsewhere, he said.

The office where the theft occurred has surveillance cameras, and entry to the facility required the use of a password.

“We don’t consider these incidents breaches in security,” Lightfood said. “These are criminal acts of theft. A breach is when someone has hacked into your system.

The company has sent letters to at least 500,000 people involved in Colorado child support cases to let them know they may be exposed to identity theft.

The company also is notifying residents who were listed on Colorado’s new-hires registry, which is operated in conjunction with child support-related cases.

Steve Synder, a DIA spokesman, said there has been no indication that anyone’s credit card information was compromised in the theft of the backup data tape.

The airport put tighter security controls in place since then and ACS is no longer allowed to store credit card information on any systems at DIA, Snyder said.

Liz McDonough, of the Department of Human Services, said the theft of ACS’s computer marks the first breach in security by the company since it was hired in 1999.

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11-06-2006 06:59 AM

And this has what to do with this section?
moneyneversleep
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moneyneversleep

Are you insane or just the cut and paste king?

11-07-2006 10:07 AM

Re: Data theft 2nd loss this year
khankrumthebulg
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khankrumthebulg
Can you fashion a rational and coherent arguement, not based upon insults? What are you contributing to this Thread? Other than to try to stir the Pot? Nothing from what I have seen. Wow you can use juvenile insults to attack others on the board. Is this the beginning of an attempt to get this board’s thread closed? It is doing harm to the Feminist cause? Is it an open wound that will not close.

I am here as a venue to bring more Men to the reality of our collective Status in US Culture. Here’s a dirty little secret for you. Its Conservatives who fund the Feminists. US Corporations are funding Feminism and its leaders are mostly Conservatives. Oprah’s sponsors are US Corporations. I consistently call Conservatives, and Religious Values Voters on their BS as well. Try again.

11-07-2006 03:25 PM

Re: Data theft 2nd loss this year
moneyneversleep
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moneyneversleep

Lets get something straight, sh*tstain.  You cut and paste rubbish having nothing to do with this section all because you are still a virgin.  Well, go buy it if you can’t convince even the oldest and most unattractive woman to sleep with you and the local retirement home.  You have no life.  You are obviously poorly educated, ignorant, frustrated, and trash.

11-09-2006 11:28 AM

Re: Data theft 2nd loss this year
khankrumthebulg
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khankrumthebulg
Clearly you have some issues. I guess my questions are hitting a sore spot. You are making a number of assumptions that are incorrect. I have no problems with my personal intimate life. Am Married, have five children, Six Grandsons. And an Education with an Advanced Degree. I have lived overseas and am fluent in another language. I am learning an Asian Language.

Thank you for noticing my contributions.

11-09-2006 04:13 PM

Re: Data theft 2nd loss this year
moneyneversleep
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moneyneversleep

procreation is only proof that you can sleep with your cousin.  The funny thing is that actually believe the sh*t you are spouting.  You are pathetic.  How long ago did your wife toss your *ss aside?   How much did you pay?

11-10-2006 10:51 AM

Re: Data theft 2nd loss this year
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conservative

This board has had some objective discussions going on .Some of the best threads ever .Why are you coming to every thread and talking nonsense? Are your ‘feminist’ insecurities taking a toll when it has been clearly proved by each thread that feminists are nothing but a nuisance to the current society.

11-13-2006 10:11 AM

Re: Data theft 2nd loss this year
moneyneversleep
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moneyneversleep

The current threads have nothing to do with the original intent.  It has digressed to a bunch of idiots circle jerking and snapping towels on each other, complaining about conspiracy theories, pushing religion, angry with family law court, angry at the women who dumped them, etc.  Try being rational instead of a child.

11-15-2006 11:27 AM

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