September 21, 2021

PwC Unable to Protect Under Armour’s House

So to speak. You see, someone at Papa Whiskey Charlie dropped a flash drive that contained a lot of pertinent Under Armour employees' information in the mail and yep! it's missing.

Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. told employees in an email message that an unencrypted thumb drive containing employee payroll information was lost in the U.S. mail on or about April 12 by its auditing firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers. The thumb drive was sent by mail in connection with a recent audit, the memo said.
 
“We are taking this matter very seriously and are working diligently with PwC and local governmental authorities to conduct an investigation and search, but have been unable to locate the thumb drive as of the date of this letter,” wrote the memo’s author, Chip Adams, Under Armour’s chief performance officer.
 
Jude Curtis, PwC’s chief ethics and compliance officer, confirmed the loss of the thumb drive.
 
“PwC is committed to protecting its clients’ confidential information and is working closely with its client to provide protective safeguards to those individuals whose information was lost,” Curtis said in a statement. “The firm deeply regrets that the information was lost in transit to a PwC facility, and is conducting a thorough internal investigation into these events to determine how PwC’s client security protections were breached.”
The individual responsible is now free to step forward at this time to express their deep regrets. There's no shame here. 
 

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