Security snafu at Boston Globe exposes subscriber data

Thursday, 2 February 2006, 12:45 AM EST

An apparent attempt to recycle discarded internal reports has ended up in the compromise of credit card and bank number information belonging to more than 240,000 subscribers of The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

The snafu occurred when the account information of Globe and T&G subscribers who pay for their home delivery subscriptions by credit card was disclosed on the back of more than 9,000 individual routing slips used to label bundles of the Worcester Sunday Telegram, the Globe said in a statement today. The bank routing information of some T&G subscribers who do not pay by credit card may have also been inadvertently disclosed, the paper said.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computer World.

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