AOH :: ISNQ5934.HTM

Shell Employee Directory Leaked, Allegedly By Activist Workers




Shell Employee Directory Leaked, Allegedly By Activist Workers
Shell Employee Directory Leaked, Allegedly By Activist Workers



http://www.darkreading.com/database_security/security/client/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222900239 

By Tim Wilson
DarkReading
Feb 12, 2010 

The names and phone numbers of more than 170,000 employees and 
contractors at Royal Dutch Shell have been emailed to environmental and 
human rights campaign groups, the oil company acknowledged today.

The database, from Shell's internal directory, gives names and telephone 
numbers for all of the company's workforce worldwide, including some 
home numbers, according to a story in the Financial Times. The e-mail 
was ostensibly sent by disaffected staff calling for a "peaceful 
corporate revolution" at the company.

The database was emailed with a 170-page cover note, explaining that it 
was being circulated by "116 concerned employees of Shell Oil dispersed 
throughout the USA, the UK, and the Netherlands" to highlight the harm 
allegedly done by the company's operations in Nigeria, according to the 
Financial Times.

Shell confirmed the database was genuine, but said it did not pose a 
security risk because it did not include home addresses, according to 
the news report. The company said it was investigating the security 
breach, but did not believe the claim it had been leaked by disaffected 
staff. So far, no Shell employee has admitted playing a role in the data 
theft.

[...]


________________________________________ 
Did a friend send you this? From now on, be the 
first to find out! Subscribe to InfoSec News 
http://www.infosecnews.org 

Site design & layout copyright © 1986-2014 CodeGods