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This week’s data theft

Well, if the last couple of months have shown us anything, it’s that the values and work ethic of the private sector make it far more suitable than the public sector for handling sensitive data.
Stolen: Top secret entry codes to 73 police stations

Top-secret entry codes to some of Britain's biggest police stations have been stolen in an astonishing Scotland Yard security blunder.

The details—which gave confidential keypad access numbers to 73 police stations across London—were stolen from a car owned by a worker for a vehicle-maintenance contractor. The disclosure raises disturbing questions about how highly sensitive information is being treated by private firms working for public bodies.

For nearly 12 hours, officers all over the capital were on high alert after the driver told police he had left a clipboard on his back seat containing the secret entry-code numbers. [Mail]
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chiller
Jan. 7th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
A CLIPBOARD?
lifesizemonkey
Jan. 7th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Ha Ha Ha. The terrible thing is i can quite imagine that the thing about the clipboard is true. So he left it on the backseat OVERNIGHT or while he was down the PUB?
i_jobot
Jan. 7th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Whereas I, who have worked for the police for almost a year, have been unable to find someone to tell me the entry code to my police station.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 7th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Ask the cleaner.
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