said by Shamayim:I believe that the intruders had access to the database, they didn't get a "copy" of it. I am just going by the original story from earlier this week. Encryption would have nothing to do with this, since they already got past the front door.
I'll repeat this comment again and again until I'm blue in the face or it happens, whichever comes first....
Legislation needs to be enacted requiring
customer info databases to be encrypted
. So that when they are stolen they are useless to the thieves. FELONY penalties for any hacked company that failed to encrypt.