[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."
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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