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BSkyB employee data stolen

BSkyB employee data stolen
Friday 10 Oct 2008 [9:46]

It has been reveled that a laptop owned by consultancy Deloitte has been stolen. This laptop held some very important information about staff under BSkyB's pension plan.

The information on the laptop contained names, dates of birth, and salary figures that were to be used for audit work on the BSkyB's pension scheme. The laptop was stolen from Deloitte employee last September on a public place.

The laptop is claimed to have a high level security and a reliable data security setup. BSkyB have said that the data that was stolen did not include any addresses or bank details.

A spokeswoman for BSkyB said: "The laptop was protected by a number of security measures, including passwords, user IDs and encryption of the majority of the information, so we are confident that the risk of data access or misuse is low,"

BSkyB and Deloitte described this incident as an "opportunistic theft".

All the employees listed on the stolen data have been informed by BSkyB of the theft and were told "The thief could not have been aware that the bag which was not a laptop bag contained a laptop and therefore the theft was not targeted,"

Police are currently investigating this incident after being informed by BSkyB and Deloitte has changed its user authentication details on its servers as a preventive measure.

BSkyB and Deloitte are currently reviewing procedures in a hope in minimize data theft and the risk of such incidents reoccurring. The effects of the theft on the two companies working relationship are not yet known.


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