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Rising Trend in Lost USB Flash Drives¶
At more than 500 laundromats and dry cleaners in the UK, 17,000 USB flash drives were left behind between December 2010 and January 2011. According to the study’s researchers at Credant Technologies, that’s a 400 percent increase in lost devices compared to the year before.
Research from EMC and Mozy found that over a third (34 percent) of workers admitted to losing a work device with data stored on it over the past 12 months, with laptops, smartphones, USB drives and hard drives the main victims.
Additional research by EMC found that 45 percent of organisations aren’t able to recover all their data following a data loss incident, with the average business facing an annual financial loss of $585,892.
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