Many Users Say They’d Sell Company Data For The Right Price

April 26, 2009

In subway survey, 37 percent of workers say they could be bought

Would you sell your company’s secrets to a stranger for $1.5 million? More than one-third of employees surveyed last week said they would — and some of them said they’d do it for less.

In their annual visit to London’s railway stations, researchers from the InfoSecurity Europe conference asked 600 commuters whether they’d sell their company’s sensitive data in exchange for various forms of compensation. Last year, the researchers got many railway riders to give up their passwords for a chocolate bar.

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