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[Dataloss] fringe: Classified Hong Kong "watch-list" leaked on internet

From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Mon May 12 2008 - 04:31:05 CDT


[The term "travel document information" is vague. If this meant passport
  information, this would qualify for inclusion in DLDOS for example. - jericho]

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From: InfoSec News <alertsinfosecnews.org>

http://www.topnews.in/classified-hong-kong-watch-list-leaked-internet-240641

By Sahil Nagpal
TopNews.in
May 9th, 2008

Hong Kong - A government investigation was underway Friday after it was
revealed that confidential files from the Immigration Department had been
mistakenly leaked on to the internet.

The list, which contained a list of the names of people for officers to
watch, plus travel document information and travel records, has been
available on the internet since Monday through a file-sharing programme
called "Foxy."

The blunder occurred after a newly-recruited immigration officer working
at the Lok Ma Chau border point took home some old classified files to
study without authorisation.

[..]

Earlier this week, banking giant HSBC was forced to apologise to customers
after it admitted it had lost the data of 159,000 accounts from a Hong
Kong branch.

The data was held on a internet server which is understood to have gong
missing in April from the Kwun Tong branch of the bank while it was
undergoing renovation last month.

[..]

In one case, a USB flashdrive containing the files of 10,000 patients from
the Prince of Wales Hospital was lost after a hospital worker who was
transferring the data left it in a taxi.

[..]
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