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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made breach notifications on Monday to almost 100 organizations. The notifications advised these organizations that they (the organizations not the FTC) had sensitive data compromised. Data that the organizations lost include employee data, customer data, information about computer networks and other sensitive information.

The breach was accomplished with Peer to Peer or P2P technology. This can be accomplished when users within the organizations use applications for playing online games, software for making telephone calls online, chatting, sharing music, videos, and/or files. When these applications are malicious in nature or misconfigured people are able to use them to access files on the users system.

You can find more information and a copy of the sample letter that was sent out by the FTC using the link below.

FTC Press Release

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