Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic

And yet again:

A resident contacted Target 11 saying he had discovered boxes of documents from a non-profit development agency in the West End of Pittsburgh. He said the documents, including names and Social Security numbers, were sitting right out in the open next to a dumpster on a public sidewalk.

“They contained people’s Social Security numbers, row after row of them,” West End resident and community activist Carl Suter told Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle.

Suter said he discovered the documents on a street corner in the West End in front of the former officers of the West Pittsburgh Partnership,non-profit community development group in the West End.

Read more on WPXI.

And will this breach cost them anything? Possibly not. And as of WPXI’s story, the documents had not been returned to the organization by the individual who found them, as he doesn’t trust them.

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    • admin - December 12, 2012

      I’ve gotten quite leery about posting claims by hackers unless there’s confirmation from the breached entity. There have been too many fake claims in the past year. So this one may be on the up and up, but until I have time to check and seek responses from entities, I’ve avoided posting it.

  1. jdmc - December 12, 2012

    Correction to your article text: the Pittsburgh TV station’s call letters are WPXI, not WXPI.

    • admin - December 12, 2012

      Oops- Thank you!

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