Monday, December 18, 2006

An Ominous Milestone: 100 Million Data Leaks - New York Times

Read the article for some debate dimensions, e.g., data loss is not 1:1 with identity theft 

“Rapid-fire announcements this week by U.C.L.A. (800,000 records) and Aetna (130,000) moved the total to the threshold, when Boeing revealed yesterday that a laptop recently stolen from an employee’s car contained names, Social Security numbers and other data on 382,000 current and former employees of the aerospace giant — bringing the total to a grim 100,152,801 records (as of this post).”

Source: An Ominous Milestone: 100 Million Data Leaks - New York Times

Post a Comment