And the winners of the oldest incident contest are…

Open Security Foundation’s DataLossDB has announced the winners of oldest incident contest.

One of the oldest documented issue is TRW incident from 1984, when the database of credit history of 90 million American citizen was breached.
Link here.

Update: The winner is an incident from August 1953, when SSN’s were lost.

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  • http://blog.hackinstack.com TK

    I think you should re-check the fact’s on this post… The TRW incident placed 3rd, 2nd place was (myself) an incident from 1983 at Sloan-Kettering Hospital in NY and 1st place was actually two submissions – one from 1953 and another from 1903.

  • http://networksecurity.typepad.com/ Juha-Matti

    Thanks. The post has been updated on 5th Jun.