Personal data on 17,000 Pfizer employees exposed

Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 5:03 AM EST

A Pfizer employee who installed unauthorized file-sharing software on a company laptop provided for use at her home has exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to about 17,000 current and former employees at the drug maker.

Of that group, about 15,700 individuals actually had their data accessed and copied by an unknown number of persons on a peer-to-peer network.

At Computerworld.

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