At risk, everyone's credit and good name

ONE person didn't follow the rules. In this odd, new world of large databases, portable computers and interconnectivity, that's all it took to put at risk the personal information of 161,000 current and former Boeing employees names, Social Security numbers and some birth dates and bank-account numbers.

A Boeing announcement says an employee apparently took a computer "off site" and it was stolen by a "ring of thieves" working in the area. Details are sketchy because investigations both internal and by the police are ongoing. The Seattle Times: Editorials & Opinion: At risk, everyone's credit and good name

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 25th November 2005 5:39AM