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No scone unturned in hunt for kids' TV cookery show data?

No scone unturned in hunt for kids’ TV cookery show data?

The BBC has apologised and set up a freephone helpline after it was discovered that the personal details of children who had applied to participate in a kids’ TV show had been stolen.

The BBC says it has suspended the production of “Gastronuts”, following the loss of a memory stick containing the names, addresses and dates of birth of 250 children who wished to take part in a new television cookery show.

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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Graham Cluley

Lost child benefit CDs: Have they looked down the back of the sofa?

It’s appalling. The loss of millions of people’s personal information by the HMRC shakes the trust that people need to have with government organizations to its foundations. Worryingly, new research conducted by Sophos has found that 58% of those polled believe the Government’s data loss was “inevitable”. Yes, we know that to to err is human, but to really screw things up it seems you need a Government department.

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