More than half of employees (59%) who lost or left their jobs in 2008 took company data with them, according to a study by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute. Of those who admitted taking data, 61% had an unfavorable view of their former employers.
Where did the data go? 67% reported using the data at their new jobs.
The data went out the door via CDs or DVDs (53%) and USB drives (42%), while some employees (38%) simply sent attachments to their private e-mail accounts.