Nuclear secrets go global on the Web
Thanks to a virus infection, a Japanese power plant worker has inadvertently leaked nuclear secrets onto the Web. The unnamed employee had stored about 40MB of confidential reports on his home PC. When the system was infected with a virus the details were leaked. The data is said to have been distributed to users of the Winny peer-to-peer system, the most popular file-sharing network in Japan.
“If you allow your employees to put sensitive company data onto their home computers, you are running the risk that they will not be as well defended as the PCs within your organisation,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.