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