Shell staff details leaked to campaign groups

Ed Crooks provides more background on a breach involving Shell employee contact information:

The database, from Shell’s internal directory, gives names and telephone numbers for its workforce worldwide, including some home numbers used for business. The e-mail was ostensibly sent by disaffected staff calling for a “peaceful corporate revolution” at the company.

The database was e-mailed with a 170-page covering note, explaining it was being circulated by “116 concerned employees of Shell Oil dispersed throughout the US, the UK, and the Netherlands”, to highlight the harm allegedly done by the company’s operations in Nigeria.

Read more on Financial Times.

Update: It seems that mainstream is now beginning to catch up with this story. The Times also provides coverage. I expect we’ll see a lot more as the database is circulated on the Internet.

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