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Wal-Mart suffers breach in computer data




Wal-Mart suffers breach in computer data
Wal-Mart suffers breach in computer data



http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/index.php/the-news/834-dylan 

[Credit where credit is due! How hard would it to be to re-write this 
first sentence as: "The Open Security Foundation's DataLossDB.org have 
discovered that Wal-Mart has suffered a breach in its staff data system 
due to a former employee leaving their job with confidential records."
http://datalossdb.org/incident_highlights/26-walmart-primary-sources-left-field ] 


International Supermarket News
20 April 2009

It has come to light that Wal-Mart has suffered a breach in its staff 
data system due to a former employee leaving their job with confidential 
records. The information is said to refer to 48,000 members of staff in 
the state of Illinois, America. Security of information has also been a 
source of several news stories here in the UK as govermnment ministers 
have accidentally leaked information through mishaps.

The breach occurred in mid-2007 and has only just emerged in the media. 
The language of the documents exposed was generalised, projected and 
chain-wide, begging the question: how many people's personal security 
has been compromised by this? Considering the chain employs 1.8 million 
members of staff, this is a large loss of personal information which may 
take the form of private co-ordinates, bank account details for 
payrolls, tax codes and details, etc. 

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