Boeing discloses 36,000-employee data breach after email to spouse for help
Think twice before asking your spouse for help formatting a document, especially if it contains personal information for 36,000 of your co-workers.
Boeing launched an internal security investigation and notified Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and officials in California, North Carolina and Massachusetts that employee data left control of the company when a worker emailed a spreadsheet to his significant other.
Boeing said the unnamed employee told investigators he sent the document to get his spouse's help on some formatting issues.
"Both the employee and his spouse have confirmed to us that they have not distributed or used any of the information," Boeing Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Marie Olson's told Ferguson in a letter.