The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has contacted nearly 100 organisations
following the discovery of a huge data breach on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.
The FTC said that the breach affects organisations ranging from school
districts and local governments, to large-scale enterprise firms.
The leaks are believed to have originated from connected computers that were
not adequately configured. Potentially sensitive information was made available
when the systems were connected to the P2P networks.
"Unfortunately, companies and institutions of all sizes are vulnerable to
serious P2P related breaches, placing consumers’ sensitive information at risk,
" said Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the FTC.