Non-U.S.

Wrong T4s accidentally mailed to former staffers of MPs

Mike De Souza reports: The House of Commons has launched an internal probe in the wake of an “administrative error” that resulted in hundreds of personal income tax forms mailed to the wrong addresses, Canwest News Service has learned. The glitch affected 697 former staffers of members of Parliament in 2009 who received a...

S.Korea to probe huge online data leak

Another contender for a future Top 10 list: South Korea said Friday it would launch a probe into security systems of major retailer Shinsegae and 24 other companies after private data on some 20 million customers was leaked. The move came a day after police arrested three South Koreans for selling private information, including...

(update) HSBC: Data theft incident broader than first thought

New reports out yesterday indicate that the theft of HSBC client data was bigger than initially reported, but the reports differ as to how big it really was. Jeremy Kirk reports on Computerworld: HSBC said Thursday about 15,000 accounts of its Swiss private banking unit were compromised after an employee allegedly stole data, some...