Interesting article from a US company that managed to loose their Safe containing all of their backup tapes.
in what appears to have been a bit of over zealous cleaning.
If this does not highlight the need to make sure that your backups are safe secure and encrypted I don’t know what else does.
Even in this case, where the customer has had at least the foresight to keep their tapes in a safe location, the fact that the data was stored in an easily accessible image based format means had it fallen into the wrong hands,the personal details of several hundred users would have been available for all sorts of sinister purposes.