More on the peer to peer data breach... CTI doesn't need this type of publicity either...so again if you are working in a medical environment...remember your computer is a tool to conduct business...and use your computer at home for peer to peer purposes..not only that but her entire resume and vacation information was on the network for anyone to read as well. If you are using a personal computer to conduct business, use another computer for this type of activity...old saying goes, don't mix business with pleasure. BD
Citgroup has confirmed that it's investigating a data breach involving the names, Social Security numbers and credit information of 5,208 customers leaked by an employee of its ABN Amro Mortgage Group unit onto the LimeWire peer-to-peer file-sharing network.
Tiversa, a company that monitors P2P networks on behalf of clients, told eWEEK that it found Excel spreadsheets from the desktop of a financial analyst ABN Amro Mortgage Group running LimeWire. Although Tiversa found over 10,000 files, deduplication revealed only 5,208 unique Social Security numbers, along with names and what type of mortgage each customer had: conventional, 30-year or conforming, for example.
According to a Dow Jones Newswire report, the ABN employee responsible for posting the data signed up last year to use a LimeWire-like P2P service and inadvertently exposed not only the spreadsheet but also personal documents, including her resume and a Travelocity confirmation of a family trip. The woman told the news service that she was laid off this summer and wasn't aware of the breach before Dow Jones contacted her on Sept. 20.
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