Katherman Kitts notifies clients whose identity and financial information was stolen from unattended vehicle

It’s 2016, and yet we’re still seeing totally and easily avoidable data breaches like this one, reported by Katherman Kitts:

On February 25, 2016, hard drives containing backup files for one of the firm’s servers, along with other incidental items, were stolen from a partner’s locked vehicle. These files may have contained some of your confidential information as a client of Katherman Kitts & Co. LLP. The partner discovered the theft later that evening and immediately notified the Long Beach Police Department. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to locate the stolen hard drives.

The information stored on the hard drives may include your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, and other information typcially included in your tax return.

When a partner in the firm doesn’t get infosecurity and leaves client data in an unattended vehicle, what does that tell us?

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