TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Honeywell Blames Ex-Employee in Data Leak

Honeywell Blames Ex-Employee in Data Leak

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 7 Feb 2006 12:13:55 -0500

Payroll, other information on 19,000 workers was published on Web,
company says

News Story by Robert McMillan

FEBRUARY 06, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Honeywell International Inc.
says a former employee has disclosed sensitive information relating to
19,000 of the company's U.S. employees.

Honeywell discovered the information being published on the Web on
Jan. 20 and immediately had the Web site in question pulled down, said
company spokesman Robert Ferris.

In court filings dated Jan. 30, the company accused former employee
Howard Nugent of Arizona of accessing the information on a Honeywell
computer and then causing "the transmission of that information."

Nugent has since been ordered not to disclose any information about
Honeywell, including "information about Honeywell's employees (payroll
data, Social Security numbers, personal information, etc.)," according
to a Jan. 31 order signed by Judge Neil Wake of the U.S. District
Court for the District of Arizona.,10801,108434,00.html

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