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Personal Data of 16,000 Leaked Online

DATA LOSS—FINLAND

November 7, 2011

Finland's communications authority, Ficora, is telling more than 16,000 victims of a data breach to be aware of online predators after their personal information was leaked on a file-sharing website, YLE.fi reports. Compromised information includes Social Security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. A data security expert says he believes the incident may have been caused by careless handling of data. The National Bureau of Investigation has launched a criminal probe into the incident, the report states.  
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