News this week that Hacking Team, a company that sells software to help governments monitor and spy on citizens, was itself hacked had those with a taste for schadenfreude rubbing their hands in glee.
Certainly, there is often something particularly enjoyable about security incidents where the people involved have only themselves to blame, or where human folly had a part to play.
So, V3 has had a flick through the pages of history to dig out some of our favourite security blunders and embarrassing incidents.
10. Data not removed from hospital devices before being sold at auction
There's no shortage of fines handed out by the Information Commissioner's Office for data loss incidents, but the £200,000 fine handed to NHS Surrey was for something that should never have happened.
The incident occurred in 2013 when a computer being sold by a ‘data destruction’ company that the Trust had given the device to for wiping and selling was bought by a member of public who found that the data was still on the device.
The information was confidential sensitive personal data and HR records, including patient records relating to approximately 900 adults and 2,000 children.
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