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CU in Hawaii notifies members of data breach
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (3/30/12)--Hawaii Community FCU in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, notified its members of a data breach, impacting several hundred of its 40,000 members.  

Employees of the $350 million asset credit union improperly accessed personal information of some members--including their names, addresses and last four digits of their Social Security numbers--in April 2011, said James Takamine, president/CEO (Associated Press and American City Business Journals March 28).  

At this time there doesn't seem to be any risk of identity theft, Takamine said. The data breach affected less than 500 of the credit union's members, he added.

The breach happened nearly a year ago. The credit union delayed notification during an investigation by an independent attorney. Some employees involved in the incident were fired. Current employees must go through training that prohibits them from accessing members' private information, AP said.

Also, employees will be able to anonymously report suspicious activity of co-workers by using a new website, AP said.


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