STRAP: Email slip-up blamed
By Rodney Gedda, Computerworld Australia
30 July 2009
Staff at security vendor McAfee were left with red faces this week after it accidentally sent the contact details of some1,400 conference attendees in a spreadsheet attached to a thank you message.
Computerworld Australia obtained details about the leak from a person who wishes to remain anonymous.
On 17 July, McAfee held a security conference at the Sydney Convention Centre. The event was well attended by 1,408 guests.
But in an email a week later thanking people for attending, McAfee added a spreadsheet containing the names, numbers, email addresses, employment details, and even dietary requirements of the 1,408 people, according to the source.
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