Data Theft: Wolverine

The fact that the movie Wolverine has been leaked onto the internet, prior to its release, has made headlines around the world today. As press interest has increased it has been announced that the FBI has been called in to investigate.

With data loss hugely prevalent in the UK and US Governments, it seems odd that the government is coming in to to see how it all happened. Its a bit like a an alcoholic giving drinking advice to teenagers.

The companies involved in the production of the movie should insist on the use of DLP (Data Loss Prevention) tools by anybody coming into contact with the movie. With these movies costing hundreds of millions to produce and market, not investing in software to protect them is foolish in the extreme. With detailed data theft statistics available for 2008, and predictions of an increase in data theft for 2009, the companies involved really have no excuse.

Methods of “Data Loss Prevention“, or at least data theft reduction, do work, if approached correctly.

With thousands of downloads having already occurred, many through the infamous PirateBay (which is based in Sweden) it is somewhat ironic that just yesterday (April 1st) the Swedish government enacted a new law to clamp down on illegal downloads in Sweden, and announced a huge drop in internet activity

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5 Responses to “Data Theft: Wolverine”

  1. Data Theft: Wolverine (Update) « Data - Where is it? Says:

    […] Posted on April 3, 2009 by Rob Tom Rothman  the chairman of Fox, the company that owns Wolverine which was recently stolen on put on line  has stated […]

  2. Data Loss: 33,000 childrens details « Data - Where is it? Says:

    […] in January 2009. Interestingly the example is reported on a Saturday morning, just after the Wolvering data theft and the G20 summit, an opportunity to try and hide the news, or […]

  3. Pirate Bay: Created Jailed « Data - Where is it? Says:

    […] Pirate Bay was most recently in the news for being one of the sites providing access to the stolen copy of Wolverine. […]

  4. Pirate Bay: Creators Jailed « Data - Where is it? Says:

    […] Pirate Bay was most recently in the news for being one of the sites providing access to the stolen copy of Wolverine. […]

  5. Data Theft: Wolverine – Follow up « Data – Where is it? Says:

    […] of the massive hype relating to the leaking of the unfinished movie prior to its public release and the alleged involvement of the FBI. The report of the Wolverine data […]


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