UK: Second data blunder fear

It’s amazing what you don’t find when you finally get around to looking for it. In this story out of the UK, a local council brought in consultants after one data breach, only to discover that their potential problem was bigger than they thought:

…. Charnwood Borough Council admitted it could not find nine missing computers that could contain personal and sensitive information about residents.

It comes after the authority discovered, in August, that a hard drive, holding financial details of thousands of taxpayers, had been stolen by an employee and sold on an internet auction site. [earlier coverage]

Information technology consultants, bought in to beef up the council’s computer security following the theft, believe the missing computers could lead to further data security losses.

The council has said it does not know what information is stored on them.

Read more in the Leicester Mercury.

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