Citigroup Gives Up The Data Goods On Millions
from the privacy?--bah dept
Mel and Carlo both submitted this story at the same time, saying that Citigroup has leapfrogged their way into the lead of the contest for the most egregious data privacy breach by losing detailed info on 3.9 million customers, including "Social Security numbers, names, account history and loan information about retail customers, and former customers." If history is any guide, the numbers will probably go up. Also, the company seems fairly laid back about the breach, noting that they're sorry about it, but taking a tone that suggests, you know, these things happen. They also mention that starting in July, they'll start encrypting such data. Update: Ah yes, it's been pointed out that I left out the best part of all of this. The data was lost by UPS (what can Brown do for your data privacy?) who was transferring the backup tapes around.