Feeds

SurfControl distributes email mailing list

To recipients of data confidentiality report

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

SurfControl yesterday issued an exciting press release outlining "the dangers facing businesses who do not protect their e-mail communications against confidential data loss".

As is the local custom, the release was sent by email to a long list of eager recipients. Sadly, the operative responsible has clearly never considered protecting their email communications against confidential data loss by using the handy blind copying facility:

-----Original Message-----
From: SL [mailto:x@eclat.co.uk]
Sent: 15 June 2004 15:53
To: 'x@computerbuyer.com'; 'x@computer-partners.com'; 'x@iee.org.uk'; 'x@rbi.co.uk'; x@rbi.co.uk'; 'x@elsevier.com'; 'computing@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@m2.com'; 'x@esmag.co.uk'; 'x@infoconomy.com'; 'x@virgin.net'; 'x@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@fairfaxbm.com'; 'x@btinternet.com'; 'x@iseriesnetwork.com'; 'x@pcpro.co.uk'; 'x@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@computerheadline.com'; 'x@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@rbi.co.uk'; 'x@rbi.co.uk'; 'x@idg.co.uk'; 'x@futurenet.co.uk'; 'x@dennis.co.uk'; 'x@vnu.co.uk'; 'x@zdnet.co.uk'; 'x@novoscape.com'; 'x@nexusmedia.com'; 'x@computerwire.co.uk'; 'x@futurenet.co.uk'; 'x@m2.com'; 'x@internet.emap.com'; 'x@futurenet.co.uk'; 'x@fastnet.co.uk'; 'x@futurenet.co.uk'; 'x@centaur.co.uk'; 'x@computerwire.co.uk'; 'editor@pmp.co.uk'; 'x@aol.com'; 'x@geoconnexion.com'; 'x@it-analysis.com'; 'x@iteuropa.com'; 'x@ibcpub.co.uk'; 'x@chi-publishing.com'; 'x@pentoneurope.com'; 'x@marshall.co.uk'; 'x@elsevier.com'; 'x@haynet.com'; 'x@itsecurity.com'; 'x@kablenet.com'; 'x@computerwire.co.uk'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@bbc.co.uk'; 'x@bbc.co.uk'; 'x@bbc.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@cw360.com'; 'x@silicon.com'; 'x@biosmagazine.co.uk'; 'x@dailymail.co.uk'; 'x@dailymail.co.uk'; 'x@dailymail.co.uk'; 'x@dailymail.co.uk'; 'x@express.co.uk'; 'x@express.co.uk'; 'x@express.co.uk'; 'x@express.co.uk'; 'x@express.co.uk'; 'x@express.co.uk'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@ft.com'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@guardian.co.uk'; 'x@clapperton.co.uk'; 'x@observer.co.uk'; 'x@independent.co.uk'; 'x@independent.co.uk'; 'x@independent.co.uk'; 'x@independent.co.uk'; 'x@independent.co.uk'; 'x@independent.co.uk'; 'x@independent.co.uk'; 'x@thetimes.co.uk'; 'x@thetimes.co.uk'; 'x@thetimes.co.uk'; 'x@thetimes.co.uk'; 'x@thetimes.co.uk'; 'x@thetimes.co.uk'; 'x@thetimes.co.uk'; 'x@thetimes.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@telegraph.co.uk'; 'x@the-sun.co.uk'; 'x@the-sun.co.uk'; 'x@the-sun.co.uk'; 'x@mgn.co.uk'; 'x@mirror.co.uk'; 'x@mgn.co.uk'; 'x@haynet.com'; 'x@aol.com'; 'x@peoplemanagement.co.uk'; 'x@ppltd.co.uk'; 'x@rbi.co.uk'; 'x@melcrum.com'; 'x@morant.co.uk' Cc: 'x@scope.ie'; 'x@pclive.ie'; 'x@scope.ie'; 'x@bbc.co.uk'; 'x@better-business.co.uk'; 'x@business-times.co.uk'; 'x@business550.com'; 'x@iod.com'; 'x@eurobusiness.net'; 'x@haynet.com'; 'x@gmnews.co.uk'; 'x@metro-news.co.uk'; 'x@independent.co.uk'; 'x@newsweek.com'; 'x@peoplemanagement.co.uk'; 'x@rbi.co.uk'; 'x@silicon.com'; 'x@melcrum.com'; 'x@melcrum.com'; 'x@highburybiz.com'; 'x@zdnet.co.uk'

Subject: UK Businesses Unable to Stop Confidential Data Being Leaked Through E-mail

Press release:

UK Businesses Unable to Stop Confidential Data Being Leaked Through E-mail

SurfControl survey reveals that erroneously sent confidential information is rife in UK business

Manchester, UK, (June 14th 2004) - Findings from a UK survey commissioned by SurfControl (London: SRF), the World's number one Web and e-mail filtering company, reveal the dangers facing businesses who do not protect their e-mail communications against confidential data loss. The survey found that 39% of workers interviewed have received confidential information via e-mail that was not intended for them. Of this number 26% confirmed that the information was sent to them from an external source. SurfControl offers UK organisations free access to an online 'Enterprise Risk Audit' which gives IT staff and company executives the opportunity to undertake an online audit of their confidential data risks from: www.surfcontrol.com/go/erauk <http://www.surfcontrol.com/go/erauk>

We have, of course, concealed the identities of those who are now enjoying SurfControl's wisdom in this matter. ®

Related stories

SurfControl's scare marketing
SurfControl secures MessageSoft
SurfControl boasts record quarter

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of
Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet
Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.