Has anybody seen this data ?
If so, please return it in the envelope provided, as the owner would quite like it back.
Lisa, I think was a little shocked this evening when I jumped of the sofa and started swearing at the TV news.
Dear readers outside of the UK, I must explain.. the Government department responsible for taxation in the UK sent a dump of a database containing detailed personal and financial details of 25 million people (nearly half the UK population) on a couple of CD’s in the mail and it has gone missing !!
As an IT professional this is wrong on so many levels it really defies belief, why store personal information including address, national insurance details, Date of Birth etc in the same database as peoples bank details?, why dump them to a CD and not use the government secure intranet which has costs tens if not hundreds of millions to develop and operate, why not encrypt the data ?
The list just goes on and on.
The government say – don’t worry we don’t think the database has fallen into the wrong hands – well I don’t feel very reassured.
Now I’m just trying to convince Lisa to change her bank account, as she along with every mother/carer in the country has their bank accounts security compromised by these idiots !!
Looks like the data has been found.. don’t you just love the British sense of humour ?
Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.