[Dataloss] Justice Breyer Is Among Victims in Data Breach Caused by File Sharing

security curmudgeon jericho at attrition.org
Wed Jul 9 09:12:30 UTC 2008

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By Brian Krebs
WashingtonPost.com Staff Writer
July 9, 2008

Sometime late last year, an employee of a McLean investment firm decided 
to trade some music, or maybe a movie, with like-minded users of the 
online file-sharing network LimeWire while using a company computer. In 
doing so, he inadvertently opened the private files of his firm, Wagner 
Resource Group, to the public.

That exposed the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of 
about 2,000 of the firm's clients, including a number of high-powered 
lawyers and Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

The breach was not discovered for nearly six months. A reader of 
washingtonpost.com's Security Fix blog found the information while 
searching LimeWire in June.


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