Gah. I’d hoped the sale of customer data would stay off the table. But now Post Online Media reports that an upcoming auction for intellectual property assets will include the names and addresses of millions of Radio Shack customers.
After that, Radio Shack will enter court-supervised mediation. But in the meantime, they’re bundling customer info with other intellectual property for auction:
The electronics-chain is offering about 117 million customer records, with more than 66 million containing information related to shoppers’ physical addresses and 8 million associated with e-mails.
Read more on Post Online Media.
Personally, I think we should treat this as a data breach and enter it in DataLossDB.org and all breach compilations as a breach impacting 117 million records. But that’s just me…. ymmv.
Great thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.