Saturday, 5 May 2007

Marks and Spencer laptop theft

It doesn't seem like they've heard of TrueCrypt or perhaps they should start using Seagate drives like this:

"More than 20,000 staff at Marks & Spencer have been told they may be at risk of identity crime after a laptop computer was stolen, it has been reported.

The retailer has written to 26,000 present employees in its final salary pension scheme warning they are at risk if the data is accessed by criminals.

BBC Radio 4 said salary details, addresses, dates of birth, national insurance and phone numbers were on the machine, which was stolen from a printing firm."

Source: http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/uk/laptop+theft+risk+to+ms+staff+ids/499687#fold


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