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From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Tue Dec 29 2009 - 13:25:38 CST
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From: InfoSec News <alertsinfosecnews.org>
By Tim Wilson
Dec 28, 2009
A former executive of a matchmaking service firm in China is accused of
stealing the personal data of about 16,000 registrants and attempting to
sell it to other matchmaking firms.
According to a news report by Yomiuri Shimbun, the Chiba-based matchmaking
firm, Web In Chiba Prefecture, is planning to lodge a criminal complaint
over theft and other crimes against the 49-year-old former board member,
who allegedly removed the information before he quit the firm in August
According to the firm, the former board member allegedly stole the
membership information of about 11,000 men and 5,000 women in Tokyo and 21
prefectures -- including their addresses, names, dates of birth, and phone
numbers -- with the aim of selling it.
The stolen data dates from 2005, when all of the firm's staff had access
to the data, the report says.
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