Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nobody Is That Dumb ... Oh, Wait XIII

For a while, I was looking for the next entry to my award-winning (eh..maybe) series “Nobody Is That Dumb ... Oh, Wait.” However, I didn’t expect this:

“in August a customer of the Rocky Mountain Bank asked a bank employee to send certain loan statements to a representative of the customer. The employee, however, inadvertently sent the e-mail to the wrong Gmail address. “

it gets better:

“Additionally, the employee had attached a sensitive file to the e-mail that should not have been sent at all.”

better still:

“The attachment contained confidential information on 1,325 individual and business customers that included their names, addresses, tax identification or Social Security numbers and loan information.”

even better:

“the employee “tried to recall the e-mail without success.”” [A.C. – now, success at that would have been totally world-changing….]

and reaches a crescendo here:

“the employee sent a second e-mail to the recipient instructing the person to delete the e-mail and attachment “in its entirety” without opening or reviewing it. The employee also asked the recipient to contact the employee to “discuss his or her actions.”

Ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaar. This is stupidity at its absolute, highest best!

[source: Wired]

UPDATE: if you think the above was stupid... sit down. Breath deeply. It was just reported, that after the papers were filed the court SIDED WITH THE BANK and asked Google to deactivate an account of a person who received that mistaken communication from the bank... No, I don 't believe it either :-(

UPDATE: good news! Somebody sued Google over that.

Dr Anton Chuvakin