Victor Wynne

A thief took Facebook hard drives with payroll data


Kris Holt:

“It seems Facebook just couldn’t make it through to the end of the year without another privacy-related incident. Only this time around, its own employees are affected. A thief broke into a payroll worker’s car and stole hard drives that reportedly contained unencrypted payroll information for around 29,000 current and former US employees.

The theft took place on November 17th and Facebook noticed that the drives were missing three days later…”

I am having trouble even deciding which aspect of this is the worst part. The unbelievable idea that this type of sensitive data is stored on a mobile hard drive, it being stored unencrypted or the fact that it took three days to notice it was missing. 🙄