[Dataloss] CNET Employees Notified After Data Breach

lyger lyger at attrition.org
Mon Jun 23 23:40:15 UTC 2008


More than 6,500 CNET Networks employees and relatives are being notified 
of a possible data breach after burglars stole computer systems from the 
offices of the company that administers the Internet publisher's benefit 

CNET was one of several clients affected when burglars broke into the 
Walnut Creek, California, offices of Colt Express Outsourcing Services, 
stealing equipment "which contains the human resources data of several of 
their clients including CNET networks," CNET Senior Vice President of 
Human Resources Jose Martin said in a June letter notifying employees of 
the incident.

The computers contained names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and 
employment information of the beneficiaries of CNET's health insurance 


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