A website owned by Crown Paint is being investigated for a “possible data breach”, after Register readers spotted that the company’s customer database was published in full online. We contacted the firm this morning to alert it to the major data protection snafu on its crowndecoratingcentre.co.uk site, but at time of writing the …
The good news: they've taken the site down already.
The bad news: The customer list was crawled by google.
Website not there now
They've obviously taken the site down, as it is no longer reachable.
No breach of trust
"We promise not to share your details with anyone else."
Perfectly true - It doesn't say anything about everybody else......
One that got away first
"I bought a 5 litre can of mixed paint from your Wellingborough depot on
Tuesday.Arrived home and found all paint on boot floor after lid came
off. Was told my problem as had lrft your depot O.K. Area manager did
re-supply paint however I still have ruined boot liner and paint on car
boot walls. Why no clips put on cans?Not very happy-would like some
redress and cans with clips in future. Please reply asap"
"I've been a thick twat and want you to pay me"
"You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, upon payment of a fee. Please address any requests to Crown Paints Limited at the contact address set out below."
Well, screwing up is almost a public service then.
It may as well go on to say...
"Alternatively, just type your name and [something else *cough*] into Google for convenient, free, and instant access!"
Keep calm and carry on.
Do BT still publish phone books?
Yes BT do
But you can choose to be ex directory.
Plus you don't put your email details up online for spambots to find
Plus you don't get the world to see that you are a plonker, as per quote above....!
But they don't include your email address, and your appallingly uncoordinated colour scheme..
Mine's the paint-splattered one.
But if they do, it would be printed and so not covered by the legislation that Crown fall down on.
Looks like someone needs a good pasteing
Like to see how they will gloss all over this one...
Re: Looks like someone needs a good pasteing
What are the chances it'll just be a whitewash?
It'll be a whitewash.
Not as bad as!
One time sponsor of Liverpool FC I think!
Clearly a 4Chan Anonymous hack
opps...... of course it wasn't a hack it was just a £uckwit in charge.
I sort of expected better from Crown.
Wonder if this will be on the news? expect not!
A mixed metaphorical fix?
Did they not bother to fix it or were they trying to paint over the cracks?
Maybe the problem just varnished?
Perhaps the problem has been brushed under the matt?
I should be decorated for that one ...
It's been a boring day ... like watching paint dry ...
Still shows ...
via google cache. All you have to do it type into google : crowndecoratingcentre.co.uk complaints
The first link cache shows the info.
Clearly very good Procedures.
I bet ££££ the ICO will do nothing about this at all.
Oh they tried...
.. just not very hard.
News about Crown ..
.. are primed for all the old paint puns
Nice to see the author of:
"Hi, could you please email me the contact details and email address' of Mr X and Mr Y? I wish to introduce my company to them with the intention of becoming a supplier of security equipment installation, maintenance and monitoring. Many thanks in anticipation of your co-operation."
getting a taste of his own medicine.
Ooops Tiny Crown2210
Hilarious, now come on, stand up if you have never made an IT mistake, yeah right.
Not only does google cache it but Tiny URL have shortened it.
I liked the brailian girl Daniela, she sounds HOT!
Amazing insight into the crap that people leave on websites, I would l love to see a comedian or radio station call some of these people up and pretend to be Crown.
"Yes Mrs X we know our "breatheasy" paint appeared on BBC Watchdog, it is unfortunate that you have painted it in every room in your house. Unfortunately the fumes have no smell so we suggest you go stay at a hotel on us, yes we will pay for everything and repaint your house too"
That's not their only problem
That site tries to run the activex control name.dll
Can't be a good thing