14 June 2007

Personal data on 17,000 Pfizer employees exposed; P2P app blamed

A Pfizer Inc. employee who installed unauthorized P2P file-sharing software on a company laptop has exposed personal data belonging to about 17,000 current and ex employees of the company. About 15,700 individuals actually had their data accessed and copied by an unknown number of persons on a peer-to-peer network.

Source: Computerworld

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