UK: Oxford and Cambridge Club hit by data breach after backup drive with members’ info stolen

Incredibly, they keep reporting this as “online data theft.” The theft of data that you intend to post online is not online data theft when it was your backup drive that was stolen from your brick and mortar headquarters. PTI reports:

The Oxford and Cambridge Club, one of the United Kingdom’s most elite gentlemen’s clubs open to alumni of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, has called in the police and private investigators after being hit by the theft of online data of its 5,000 members.

A backup computer drive, described as the size of a toaster, was taken from a locked room inside the club’s headquarters in Pall Mall, central London, earlier this month.

The information on the hard drive includes members’ names, home and email addresses, phone numbers, some bank account details, dates of birth and even photographs.

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