"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Friday, February 25, 2005
[Media Source*] (Reuters)
Bank of America Corp. said on Friday tapes containing information on 1.2 million federal employee credit cards, among them U.S. senators, were lost in transit, potentially exposing them to theft or hacking.
The bank said a "small number" of computer data tapes were lost during a shipment to a backup data center and that federal authorities are investigating.
Glad I don't carry their card. I do feel bad for the U.S. Senators who do though.
It gets worse.
"The investigation to date has found no evidence to suggest the tapes or their content have been accessed or misused, and the tapes are now presumed lost," Bank of America said.
According to TIME.com, which cited an unnamed U.S. official, a large percentage of the accounts are for the Pentagon, in addition to 40 federal agencies and other entities. Officals at the General Services Administration were not immediately available for comment.
Hopefully they find those tapes soon. If any hacker/terrorist gets a hold upon them, they might be in for an early Christmas (with most of America paying for it). Selah!
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