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A third of workers reveal they would leak sensitive data

April 3, 2019

After net security firm Clearswift conducted a poll of 4,000 employees in the UK, Germany, USA and Australia, it was discovered that for £5,000 a quarter of workers would give out sensitive company data; this data could include financial records and customers credit cards.

Identity Theft

After net security firm Clearswift conducted a poll of 4,000 employees in the UK, Germany, USA and Australia, it was discovered that for £5,000 a quarter of workers would give out sensitive company data; this data could include financial records and customers credit cards.

The number of employees open to receiving the bribe fluctuated to 35% when the offer price was increased to £50,000. However, there was a small minority of workers who were less money hungry and would be willing to sell information for as little as £100, according to the poll.

The opportunity to sell data is increasing due to employees having ready access to this sensitive information. 61% of respondents said they had access to private customer data, 51% to financial data like company accounts and 49% to sensitive product information such as patents.

As it’s becoming more readily available and easier for employees to access said information, you need make sure that any and all types of documents containing sensitive or private information is taken care of immediately. We offer one of the best confidential shredding and recycling services in Gloucestershire, so if you need a helping hand destroying any documentation before they get into the wrong hands, don’t hesitate to give us a call or visit our website for more details on any of our services.

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