A report posted by Brian Krebs at the Washington Post (one of the few major publications whose security reporter I actually enjoy reading most of the time!) further illustrates why the assholes in IT and Infosecurity exert control and policy over end user systems.
Sometime late last year, an employee of a McLean investment firm decided to trade some music, or maybe a movie, with like-minded users of the online file-sharing network LimeWire while using a company computer. In doing so, he inadvertently opened the private files of his firm, Wagner Resource Group, to the public.
The breach was not discovered for nearly six months. A reader of washingtonpost.com’s Security Fix blog found the information while searching LimeWire in June.
It would be nice to allow employees full use of the web and their systems if it weren’t so risky, eh?