story, from the Vancouver Sun, goes to show you that we don't do enough to protect our computer files and systems. Just because you have authenticated to a computer doesn't mean you are authorized to poke around the file system. In this particular case, it's clear that the Canadian federal agency - the equivalent of the IRS - doesn't have proper software controls in place otherwise they would have caught this thief earlier.
What's even more worrisome to me is that the thief's name hasn't been released nor has a criminal investigation been kicked off.
Tax collector accessed private files for gain
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