Well, it WAS the quickest way for him

This company processes mortgage-loan paperwork for financial institutions, and it's growing fast, reports an IT pilot fish working there.

"We grew enough to have to move to a larger site," fish says. "After the move, we had 70 old computers that were in need of disposal, and our lease on the old building was running out.

"Our facilities manager decided the quickest way to handle the issue was to have some day laborers cart off all the old machines.

"When I heard about this, I quickly sent an email off to the facilities manager to see if this was true, because all those systems were loaded with complete credit histories of clients.

"After he denied the computers were missing, I verified that they were in fact all gone and called the CIO.

"Not only did I get an email saying the facilities manager 'misspoke,' I was tasked with going to the pawn shops they ended up in and doing a secure erase of every one."

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