Deutsche Telekom admits staff data security breach

Telecompaper had a small item about a breach involving Deutsche Telekom. Astrid Maier of Manager Magazin had the story upon which it was based.

Based solely on my understanding of a Google translation of the latter, it appears that nearly 25 employees who shouldn’t have had access to identifiable information were able to access the personal data of nearly all of the telecom’s 120,000 employees in Germany. That information included their salaries. There is no indication that the data were misused and access to the database was terminated, but the firm is arranging for an independent audit to investigate how this was able to happen, and over an 11-year period.

I think. The translation really is a bit confusing, so if you can read the report in German, tell me what you think.

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