EMC data security fails the old fashioned way

David Chernicoff writes:

I received an interesting letter in the mail yesterday from EMC Corporation. It seems that at some point in the last two months of 2014 they managed to lose control of my basic personal information, including my date of birth and Social Security number — giving the ability to whoever acquired the data to take a pretty good shot at identity theft.

But in these days of aggressive hacking attacks and state-sponsored attack teams EMC didn’t lose my personal information through some external breach of their security, they lost the data in a far simpler fashion; someone misplaced the paperwork.

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