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ICO Warns Toshiba Over Data Breach 27

hypnosec writes "Toshiba Information Systems has been given a slap on the wrist by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), following a data spillage. This happened during an on-line competition that Toshiba organized last year. Back in September 2011, a concerned member of the public contacted the ICO and informed the body that some data pertaining to those registered for the competition was accessible. In fact, the personal details of 20 entrants were compromised in a security flaw on the site. Those details included names, addresses and dates of birth, along with other contact information. The ICO investigated and found that Toshiba's security measures weren't thorough enough, and hence, didn't detect the vulnerability — from a mistake, made by a third-party web designer. A fine hasn't been levied, but Toshiba has signed an undertaking to ensure this doesn't happen again."
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ICO Warns Toshiba Over Data Breach

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  • Re:ICO? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by EdIII ( 1114411 ) on Wednesday April 18, 2012 @11:55PM (#39731113)

    Ah yes, that explains it. They're British.....

    "No fine, but you promise not to do it again right?"

    Of course, if you are not favored it could be worse.

    Seriously? A signed paper? That's it? I can see the people at Toshiba rolling their eyes when they got it.

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