The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent notifications to almost 100 organizations that their data was found on P2P file-sharing networks.

"The FTC notices went to private and public entities, including schools and local government agencies and organizations with as few as eight employees to as many as tens of thousands, the FTC said in a statement," writes CNET News' Elinor Mills. "The sensitive information about customers and employees that was leaked could be used to commit identity fraud, conduct corporate espionage, and for other crimes."

"The FTC notices urged recipients to review their security practices to make sure they are in compliance with the law, and identify customers and employees who are affected and 'consider whether to notify them that their information is available on P2P networks,'" Mills writes.

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