By Brian Krebs
WashingtonPost.com Staff Writer
July 9, 2008
Sometime late last year, an employee of a McLean investment firm decided
to trade some music, or maybe a movie, with like-minded users of the
online file-sharing network LimeWire while using a company computer. In
doing so, he inadvertently opened the private files of his firm, Wagner
Resource Group, to the public.
That exposed the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of
about 2,000 of the firm's clients, including a number of high-powered
lawyers and Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
The breach was not discovered for nearly six months. A reader of
washingtonpost.com's Security Fix blog found the information while
searching LimeWire in June.
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