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From: Adam Shostack (adamhomeport.org)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 20:29:10 CDT
They're just doing this so that their demands for more personal
information don't seem so scary.
On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 12:58:09AM +0000, lyger wrote:
| (good thing they didn't have only 600 customers... a 50% impact rate would
| have looked a lot worse in the media...)
| STANDARD Life has admitted that up to 300 customers may have been affected
| by a security breach in which personal information was sent to others by
| The blunder, described as a "one-off error" in its information systems,
| caused some customers to receive policy documents meant for others. It is
| the latest in a series of data protection breaches by big companies.
| "Less than 0.2 per cent of our valued investors have been impacted by
| this. We have acted swiftly to make investors aware of the error."
| A letter explaining the error was sent to hundreds of customers over the
| It is thought to have affected people recently applying for new ISA
| policies and the data included names, addresses and policy numbers but not
| personal financial information, such as income or tax codes.
| Dataloss Mailing List (datalossattrition.org)
| Tracking more than 207 million compromised records in 649 incidents over 7 years.
Dataloss Mailing List (datalossattrition.org)
Tracking more than 207 million compromised records in 649 incidents over 7 years.