Canada Student Loans borrowers in giant data breach - 583,000 records gone
- — Jan. 15, 2013, 12:19 a.m.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has admitted that the personal information of more than 500,000 student borrowers has gone missing, lost on an unencrypted removable hard disk.
Ouch! Haven't we learned to encrypt our customers' data yet?
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