IBM Lost Tape(s)

Florian Weimer fw at
Sat Jun 9 11:00:38 EDT 2007

* John Ioannidis:

> I wonder how much it cost them to find current addresses for
> everybody so we could be notified.

I guess it's pretty easy because your personal information is
available to so many organizations, without any safeguards.
Obviously, they had your social security number (it's only the backup
that was lost), so they could work from that.

And more data is being collected: If you participate in their
monitoring program, Kroll can associate an email address with your
SSN, which is probably something that wasn't possible before.

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