Data Breach

Lawmakers in New York are planning a second hearing focusing on identity theft and personal data security following the massive breach at Equifax.

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The Vermont attorney general joined the Federal Trade Commission chairwoman this afternoon to announce a settlement with the operators of Toronto-based dating site AshleyMadison.com after the company deceived consumers and failed to protect account information before a July 2015 data breach.

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Officials in Essex, Vermont, say the personal information of more than 200 current and past town employees was mistakenly given to someone pretending to be a staff member.

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The Vermont Department of Labor says an employee took private information from the department's unemployment insurance program database.

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A Vermont college is offering data protection services to more than 14,000 students and their families after a computer drive containing their Social Security numbers and other data was left unsecured in a computer lab.