Friday, July 13, 2007

Pfizer waited SIX WEEKS to warn employees that CONFIDENTIAL DATA had been POSTED ON THE INTERNET!

Download and read the full length letter from Pfizer's lawyers Dickstein Shapiro to CT Attorney General here! (Click on images to enlarge, or simply download the entire letter.)

In the letter Pfizer Inc admits that it took them six weeks before they started notifying 17,000 employees and former employees that their personal information had been POSTED ON THE INTERNET!

Pfizer learned about the data breach already on April 18 when an "independent computer services consultant informed the company that he had discovered files containing Pfizer data on a peer-to-peer network."

Did Pfizer take swift action???

Nope, they sat in their offices wringing their hands for SIX LONG WEEKS UNTIL THEY FINALLY REALIZED THEY HAD TO INFORM THEIR EMPLOYEES!

Pfizer didn’t start notifying the affected people until June 1, and the mailing wasn’t completed until June 6, according to the nine-page letter:


Anonymous said...

these people really think this is acceptable behavior? I am appalled as I am one of those affected..I am totally disgusted..a..holes

soulful sepulcher said...

fuck em. they aren't Pfizer. they have names and faces. God damn took them 6 weeks to wipe each others asses and decide who would be the fall guy. we are not stupid.

Anonymous said...

The deal is that Pfizer has a campaign of laying off people right now. And now with the security leak , what if something bad happens to your SS# and you can not get hired else where? Now what? I am sure Pfizer is not responsible, just like all the DMs that are breaking compliance, getting turned in , and the person turning them in are getting fired. Pfizer has lost it!!
not the company it used to be. No wonder the stock is 30% devalue in the last 2 years.

Anonymous said...

I blame it on the poor leadership from years and years, led by P Rost

Anonymous said...

Blame it on David Shedlarz who holds that company and its corporate functions at hostage.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it was a little longer than six weeks, and it was an executive decision to hold off notifying colleagues. With layoffs (called 'waves') and the HIV scandal, people are distracted and this hasn't reached a boiling point.

You can call it something else, but this company is still a dog & pony show masquerading as a professional circus act.

Anonymous said...

My name is Lee Howard, and I broke this story in The Day, a daily paper covering southeastern Connecticut. Anyone who wants to vent about the situation should feel free to e-mail me at

Thanks, Lee