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[Dataloss] Iron Mountain loses more backup tapes
From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Wed May 03 2006 - 02:36:41 CDT
Courtesy of WK and ISN:
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By Chris Mellor
02 May 2006
Accident-prone Iron Mountain has mislaid more backup tapes containing
On April 6th, a driver reported that backup tapes belonging to the Long
Island Rail Road (LIRR) and another customer had gone missing.
The LIRR tapes contained personal information about 17,000 past and
current employees - virtually everyone who has every worked for the
concern. The second customer's tapes did not contain personal information.
So far no evidence of theft has been found; the tapes have apparently just
The LIRR is providing a paid-for one year account with a credit check and
identity theft monitoring service - a costly exercise for 17,000 people.
Iron Mountain has previously lost backup tapes belonging to Times Warner
in March, 2005. These covered 600,000 current and past employees.
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