And yes, my data (some of them at least) are there too. I wrote a nasty note to the scamsters running the site, demanding that my name be removed; we'll see what happens. I tend to take a very extreme view of identity theft like this (this is not the first time it has happened either), and off-hand I can't think of any measures I would not consider applying to the perpetrators of such things in the fullness of time. There were a lot of things to be learned in early issues of Liebigs Annalen der Chemie before such information began to be restricted.
I've also just found my details on Outsourcingroom.com
...including personal information I'd hidden on Proz.com. So much for Proz.com's guarantees about privacy and data protection.
I could understand it if my public data had been mined, but not the hidden data. Proz.com claims to know things about Internet security, so they should be on their guard against data mining.
I don't care if it's the weekend (I happen to be working) but I (and obviously a lot of another folk) want an answer from the Proz.com staff NOW.
I also expect Proz.com to take whatever action is necessary to remove our details from this intruder site - we individually did not cause the security breach and it's not up to us to sort it out.
Whatever you're doing, Henry, it's not as important as this is. Get off your butt and sort it out.
Jul 19, 2009
Dirty Data Deeds
In recent days, yet another ProZ.com-related scandal has become public. As one upset site user wrote in the thread about identity theft: