Kroll does an annual top ten list of their worst data disasters. It seems difficult however to find them all. Since I wanted to read them all, here are the ones I’ve found:

  1. http://www.krollontrack.com/company/news-releases/?getPressRelease=5493
  2. http://www.krollontrack.com/company/news-releases/?getPressRelease=31935
  3. http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/company/press-room/press-releases/?getPressRelease=47561
  4. http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/data-disasters-2007/
  5. http://www.krollontrack.com/company/news-releases/?getPressRelease=61210
  6. http://www.krollontrack.com/company/news-releases/?getPressRelease=61397
  7. http://www.krollontrack.com/company/news-releases/?getPressRelease=61498
  8. http://www.krollontrack.com/company/news-releases/?getPressRelease=61697
  9. http://www.krollontrack.com/company/news-releases/?getPressRelease=61871
  10. http://www.krollontrack.com/data-recovery/data-disasters/
  11. http://www.krollontrack.com/data-recovery/data-disasters-2014/

My favourite is this one:

Laptops are not waterproof – Relaxing on a beach, a gentleman brought his laptop on his holiday to stay caught up on e-mails. When the midday temperatures started to soar, he decided to go for a swim. A little bit wary of leaving his laptop unattended, he popped it into a plastic bag so it would not get wet and went for a dip – laptop and all. The bag did not prove as durable as he hoped, and the laptop got soaked and he lost his data.

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