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[Dataloss] Today's realities, y'know?
From: Chris Walsh (cwalshcwalsh.org)
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 09:08:51 CDT
Interesting article on how delay in breach notification due to
ongoing law enforcement activity can play out. Uses Wells-Fargo as
I didn't realize W-F had been hit at least seven times since 2003:
From the article:
In November 2003, a laptop stolen from a consultant contained
confidential information about 201,000 Wells Fargo customers.
In February 2004, a computer theft from a rental car driven by two
bank employees involved data of nearly 38,000 customers.
In March 2004, a computer theft from a bank office involved data for
35,000 Wells Fargo customers.
In October 2004, four computers stolen from the office of a bank
affiliate involved personal data for 460,000 Wells Fargo customers.
In November 2004, Wells Fargo told customers that three computers
with personal loan and mortgage information had been stolen from an
In April 2005, Wells Fargo notified customers that personal account
information might have been sent to other customers by mistake.
The latest one is another stolen computer.
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