"It was a one-time fluke. I do not expect it to happen again," said Citelli.
This was a bad mistake. If someone got a hold of the list, as the article notes, it exposes those customers to potential phishing attacks. Also, as the article correctly notes, there are many software companies that offer scanning software to prevent this sort of thing. Amazing...when the Internet is your business and you don't put in the failsafes that should be standard when operating on the Internet.
The Register reported today that seven in 10 discarded hard disk drives have porn on them. That's the good news! The bad news is that the company that determined this found out by purchasing the disk drives on eBay. Of course, the disks also contained spreadsheets, email, credit card info, etc. Repeat after me: encrypt, erase, destroy.