Thursday, July 3, 2008

Yes, outsource, outsource NOW!

In other/ZDNet news:

Google has confirmed that personal data of US employees hired prior to 2006 has been stolen in a recent burglary.

Records kept at Colt Express Outsourcing Services, an external company used by Google and other companies to handle human-resources functions, were stolen in a burglary on 26 May.

An undisclosed number of employees’ details and those of dependents, such as names, addresses, and social security numbers, were on the stolen computers.>> Credit card numbers were reportedly not among the stolen data. ZDnet’s Brendon Chase adds that it is understood “that Colt did not employ encryption to protect the information.”

(bold) Way to go...