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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent letters to nearly 100 organizations telling them that their sensitive information – including customer and employee personal data – is available on peer-to-peer networks. The data could be used for identity theft or fraud.

The groups that received the letters included schools, local governments, large corporations and small businesses. The FTC urged in the letters that the recipients review security practices or practices of contractors

FTC news release here.

Tom Kelchner


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