Laptop losers hall of shame

The 10 worst security breaches of all time from unencrypted data

#2 Gap: The Gap's clothes may be hip, but its information security policies are not. In September 2007, a third-party vendor that manages job applicant data for Gap had a laptop stolen from its offices that contained personal data for 800,000 job applicants. The data included names and social security numbers for people who applied online or by phone for store positions between July 2006 and June 2007. That's not quite the bargain these fashion-lovers were looking for!

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