[funsec] Oops: Auditor Loses McAfee Employee Data

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Feb 23 16:37:59 CST 2006

Oooo. Oooh. Me! Me!


- ferg

-- Tom Van Vleck <thvv at multicians.org> wrote:

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  

"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
 fergdawg at netzero.net or fergdawg at sbcglobal.net
 ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/

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