Companies throw security out with the garbage

Tuesday, 18 March 2003, 5:11 AM EST

Despite the hype around hacking into corporate networks for financial gain - whose spectacular nature means it gets a lot of media attention - identity theft could be something as simple as rooting around in the garbage at the back of a supermarket for credit card receipts, according to Trujilio. He heads a global company who has made a business out of making sure critical information is destroyed before it is thrown into the garbage.

In fact, the traditional forms of identity theft, such as dumpster diving, are still the most widely used. The real boon to identity thieves is the ease with which the stolen information can be used, Trujilio told ZDNet Australia .

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Whitepaper: Zero Trust approach to network security

Posted on 20 November 2014.  |  Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Nov 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //