Employees stealing more data due to recession

Posted on Saturday, November 28 2009 @ 9:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Help Net Security reports the recession pushes more employees towards stealing data from their employers:
Carried out amongst 600 office workers in Canary Wharf London and Wall Street New York, 41% of workers have already taken sensitive data with them to their new position, whilst a third would pass on company information if it proved useful in getting friends or family a job.

Pilfering data has become endemic in our culture as 85% of people admit they know it’s illegal to download corporate information from their employer but almost half couldn’t stop themselves taking it with them with the majority admitting it could be useful in the future!

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