Usually we only have one of these every week...this week there are two. I guess encryption is still mystifying many...BD
SAN FRANCISCO - A thief stole a laptop computer containing unencrypted personal information of 800,000 people who applied for jobs at Gap Inc., the clothing retailer announced Friday. The laptop stored Social Security numbers and other data from people in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada who applied online and by phone between July 2006 and June 2007 for jobs at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Outlet stores.
The incident came on the heels of a finding this week by the Canadian government that another international retailer, TJX Cos., hadn't sufficiently encrypted data it stored from customer transactions, and that failure enabled hackers who intercepted wireless communications to steal data on millions of customers.