ENRC fears data loss from hacking and stolen laptop

Terry Macalister reports:

The mining group Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation warned on Thursday that it may have lost internal data as a result of computer hacking and the theft of a laptop.

The problems add to a complicated picture for ENRC, a London-based but Kazakh-facing producer of minerals from iron ore to coal, which received an indicative takeover offer last week but is also the subject of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.

ENRC said it had notified the information commissioner about the data loss saying: “The first incident relates to the theft of a laptop during a domestic burglary, while the second incident relates to an intrusion into the group’s electronic systems by a third party.

Read more on The Guardian.

So… are any of the data on the stolen laptop related to the investigation? Or should I just grab a tinfoil hat?

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  1. Bob Hobson - May 28, 2013

    A 2009 Ponemon Institute research study indicates the average value of a lost business laptop is nearly $49,246, based on things like replacement cost, detection, forensics, data breach, lost
    intellectual property costs, lost productivity and legal, consulting
    and regulatory expenses. This is why putting tracker tags (available at mystufflostandfound.com) on all your stuff is such a great idea. They make it easy for someone finding your lost things, like a laptop, to return them quickly and securely.

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