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Nortel executives knew of data breach, chose to do nothing

Wayne Rash | Feb. 15, 2012
The data breach into Nortel's data systems was known to company executives, including the CEO, for over a decade, but the company refused to take steps to prevent data loss.

Wisniewski said that because Nortel chose not to ask for help or otherwise deal with the breach of its security, it's unlikely that the attacker will ever be identified. However, he noted that it's virtually certain that a vast amount of intellectual property was compromised.

 

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