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This data breach was a real inside job!

by Neal O'Farrell on August 22nd, 2009

File this under “You’ve got to be kidding me!” A suspect was nabbed for stealing the personal information of more than a thousand employees of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections.

But what probably bothered the Department most was how close to home the crime occurred. No, not an employee but another type of insider.

In a story by the New Hampshire Union Leader, guards conducting a routine cell inspection found a 64-page list of the names and Social Security numbers of more than 1,000 Department of Corrections’ employees hidden under the mattress of an inmate. Seems like the documents were destined for a shredding warehouse across the street from the prison – a warehouse that regularly employs low-risk prisoners. You join the dots.

I guess he just couldn’t help himself.

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