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More than 100,000 affected by Bord Gais laptop thefts




More than 100,000 affected by Bord Gais laptop thefts
More than 100,000 affected by Bord Gais laptop thefts



http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/story.aspx-qqqt=IRELAND-qqqm=news-qqqid=42906-qqqx=1.asp 

By Nicola Cooke  
The Post.IE
July 05, 2009

Personal details of more than 100,000 Bord Gais customers were on 
laptops stolen from the energy firm last month, significantly more than 
the 75,000 initially reported.

Details of the full extent of the security breach are expected to emerge 
when the findings of an investigation into the laptop thefts are 
disclosed. Four laptops were stolen from the Bord Gais offices on Foley 
Street in Dublin city centre on June 5, including at least one 
containing unencrypted customer information and bank account details.

Gardai investigated the theft of the laptops, while the Office of the 
Data Protection Commissioner is investigating why the laptop with the 
customer information was not encrypted.

Bord Gais informed gardai and theData Protection Commissioner six days 
after the robbery, but did not initially reveal that the laptop was 
unprotected by encryption.

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