European Data Protection Digest

Telecom Data Open to Internet

DATA LOSS—UK

June 1, 2012

Business telecommunications provider Greystone Telecom, a subsidiary of TalkTalk, is inadvertently sharing customer data online, reports The Register. Details including customer pricing, sales orders and company spreadsheets are on an open FTP server that Google crawlers have indexed; however, the data did not come from TalkTalk servers. "Our firewalls and security procedures are functioning properly. We are working to identify the IP address from which this data was disseminated and are in contact with the appropriate authorities," says a statement from the company.
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