SECURITY BREACH AT LEXMARK !

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SECURITY BREACH AT LEXMARK !

 user 2008-02-18 at 2:46:00 pm Views: 66
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    Lexmark employees notified of breach
    PERSONAL DATA BRIEFLY POSTED ON FILE TRANSFER SITE
    Lexmark
    International told employees this week that information that would
    identify them personally was inadvertently posted on a company file
    transfer site.It’s uncertain whether anyone with malicious intent
    accessed the files.

    The company will not say publicly what type
    of data was posted, but it did tell affected employees, said
    spokeswoman Barbara Leary. Lexmark also won’t say publicly how many
    employees were affected.Affected employees are being offered free
    credit-monitoring insurance and identity-theft insurance for a year.The
    incident occurred Jan. 29 when the data were posted to a site used to
    exchange information with third-party companies.”It wasn’t a breach of
    systems,” Leary said. “It was human error.”Within six hours, the
    release had been discovered and the files were removed, she said.”We
    know that there were a couple of unknown IP addresses that accessed the
    data,” Leary said. “We don’t know if they downloaded it.”The company
    waited to disclose the incident to investigate exactly what had
    happened, the nature of the data released and to discover who was
    affected, she said.