Ca: Southwest Community Business Development Corp. claims there’s nothing they can do if someone steals a laptop with unencrypted information from an employee’s unattended vehicle. Srsly??????
CBC News reports:
A laptop with a database containing the personal financial information, names, birth dates, social insurance numbers, and addresses of 92 people has been stolen in Saint John, a CBC News investigation reveals.
The laptop, containing the information of an identity thief’s dreams, was left in a car overnight, unattended. The car’s window was smashed and the laptop was stolen.
The theft occurred late Jan. 17 or early on Jan. 18, according to Tyler Campbell, a communications officer with the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL).
“The person who stole it would have had to get through the first screen, the lock screen, Microsoft password, and then figure out how to get into the database, which is also password protected,” says Campbell.
The department collects the relevant private information of New Brunswickers accessing the self employment benefit program through Southwest Community Business Development Corp. The laptop was in the possession of a CBDC Southwest employee.
Now steel yourself for the Bullshit Response of the Day:
“The laptop was not in plain view, it was put away, and someone decided that they were going to break into the vehicle and that is circumstances outside of our control. There’s absolutely nothing we can do in that particular circumstance,” said Heather Hubert, the CBDC Southwest executive director.
That statement needs to be shared and ridiculed worldwide.
Read more on CBC News.