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Britain's Ministry of Defence contractor Interserve has been hacked, reportedly leaking the details of up to 100,000 of past and current employees, including payment information and details of their next of kin. The Daily Telegraph reports that up to 100,000 employee details were stolen, dating back across a number of years. …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Well duh

    "quite a few people at Corsham would be unhappy with news that a contractor with full access to the sensitive site has been hacked"

    Well then, how about not letting him use any personal equipment, nor take out any information, nor bring in USB keys ? You can even prevent him from sending email to external addresses, if you like, and not allow mobile phones. You know, for security.

    It's one thing to bring a contractor in, have him sign an NDA and let him loose on internal equipment. It's an entirely different realm of stupid to let a contractor in with his own laptop and give him administrative access to your sensitive data.

    1. rmacd

      Re: Well duh

      You do realise by "the contractor" they mean, in this case, the company and not a rogue employee of the company?

  2. Insert sadsack pun here

    Interserve also empties the bins at shopping centres. Although the MoD won't be impressed, it doesn't mean that any super sneaky spy info has disappeared.

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  3. Mike 137 Silver badge

    "up to 100,000 employee details were stolen"

    In English law (applicable in this case), theft requires that the victim is "permanently deprived" of the article in question. Did they delete the source data after copying it? if not, it wasn't stolen, merely exfiltrated.

    1. RM Myers

      Re: "up to 100,000 employee details were stolen"

      First the pandemic, then the pedantic.

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