Easy fess up if the data is encrypted

Encrypting data on corporate equipment may become another good PR move. Wells Fargo admitted to a big data loss, and didn’t seem to blink an eye when doing so.

The bank’s statement noted:

“a computer – being transported for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., by a global express shipping company between Wells Fargo facilities – has been reported as missing and may have been stolen. Wells Fargo said there is no indication that the information on the computer equipment has been accessed or misused. The computer has two layers of security, making it difficult to access the information.”

Those “layers” likely mean some decent encryption. That was easy, but I wonder if others will get it.

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