Thursday, June 19, 2008

One in three IT staff snoops on colleagues

Survey: Abuses include salary details, personal emails, meeting minutes

FRANKFURT - One in three information technology professionals abuses administrative passwords to access confidential data such as colleagues' salary details, personal emails or board-meeting minutes, according to a survey.

U.S. information security company Cyber-Ark surveyed 300 senior IT professionals, and found that one-third admitted to secretly snooping, while 47 percent said they had accessed information that was not relevant to their role.

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