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May 5, 2005

More backup tapes missing

There seems to have been a rash of security incidents involving the loss of backup tapes lately. Computerworld is now reporting that Time Warner lost an entire shipment of data backups en route to its off-site storage. The Register outlined a handful of similar incidents, pointing out that identity thieves would love to get their hands on backup tapes containing credit card numbers and other personal details, especially as so few are encrypted.
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