[funsec] Oops: Auditor Loses McAfee Employee Data
Tom Van Vleck
thvv at multicians.org
Thu Feb 23 15:53:56 CST 2006
On Feb 23, 2006, at 7:49 PM, Fergie wrote:
> Via C|Net News.
> An external auditor lost a CD with information on thousands of
> current and former McAfee employees, putting them at risk of
> identity fraud.
> The disc contained personal details on all current U.S. and
> Canadian McAfee workers hired prior to April 2005 and on about
> 6,000 former employees in the same region, MacDermott said. (The
> security company currently has approximately 3,290 employees
> worldwide.) The information wasn't encrypted and potentially
> includes names, social security numbers and stock holdings in McAfee.
Yup, I am a former McAfee employee, got the letter on Monday. They
offer the customary two years of free Equifax Credit Watch, all I
have to do is give a lot of personal info to Equifax. Do I trust
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