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A cautionary tale

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wizard, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Just had this article from silicon.com arrive in my inbox. Newcastle City Council have discovered that an encrypted file containing the credit/debit card details of 54,000 individuals and businesses had been inadvertently been uploaded to an insecure server and the file had already been downloaded to an IP address registered in israel.

    Here is a link to the full article:

    http://tinyurl.com/2ln7yg
     
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  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Thats pretty insane. Makes you think of how knowledgable are the people who handle these types job involving financial information.
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    I suspect this sort of thing happens more often than we hear about.
     
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  4. Stevie

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    I reckon it happens alot of the time, but we only hear of a few cases each year.

    They probalby say that is x amount of people are affected, then it goes public, but below that figure they keep it hush hush.
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    I'm bloody impressed it was Encrypted to be honest
    most of the time this happens the data is NOT encrypted in any form
     
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