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Canadian IT Exec Accused Of Stealing Customer Database




Canadian IT Exec Accused Of Stealing Customer Database
Canadian IT Exec Accused Of Stealing Customer Database



http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212201246 

By Tim Wilson
DarkReading
Dec 01, 2008

An IT manager of a Canadian direct marketing firm has been accused of 
absconding with a copy of the company's customer database.

According to a report in last week's Vancouver Sun, an affidavit filed 
with the British Columbia Supreme Court accuses Nick Belmonte, vice 
president of IT at C-W Group, of stealing a computer backup tape 
containing names and information about 3.2 million customers -- 
potentially worth more than $10 million. The tape also contained credit 
card and bank account information of more than 800,000 customers.

"The customer library could also potentially be marketed as a discrete 
asset with a value in the tens of millions of dollars," the affidavit 
said.

In her affidavit, C-W chief executive Gloria Evans recalled she became 
extremely concerned that Belmonte had recently ordered another employee 
to bring three backup tapes to his office, where he made copies. Only 
two tapes were found on Belmonte's desk. "The tape containing the 
customer library data was missing," the statement says.

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