Monday, July 09, 2007

Rogue employee from hell

Rogue DBA Steals, Sells Personal Info

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. said last week that a senior database administrator responsible for defining and enforcing data access rights at one of its subsidiaries sold the personal information of about 2.3million consumers to a data broker. The broker in turn sold a subset of the data to “a limited number” of direct marketing companies, Fidelity National said.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company, which offers data proc­essing and outsourcing services to financial institutions and other businesses, added that the stolen data included names, addresses, birth dates, and bank account and credit card information.

It can't be pleasant to have to go public with something like. Fidelity seems to be handling it reasonably well.

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