By John Donovan: Printed below is current email correspondence with the Open Security Foundation DataLossDB project, which had seen reports posted on the Internet that this website had been hacked by the “Brazilian Electronic Army”. The claims were false. Like the Brazilian Electronic Army, the Open Security Foundation seems to be under the impression that [...]
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Posted on October 02, 2012 HOUSTON (AP) — Two activist groups said Tuesday they sent an email to more than 71,000 Shell Oil employees that pretended to be from a fake company division and provided information about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the company. The groups, People Against Legalizing Murder and the Yes Lab, [...]
Roxana, a village of 1,550 in Southern Illinois, claims in court that a Shell oil refinery contaminated the village’s water and soil with benzene levels as much as 26,000 times greater than allowed by state law. By JOE HARRIS: Thursday, March 29, 2012 EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (CN) – Roxana, a village of 1,550 in Southern Illinois, [...]
FINANCIAL TIMES ARTICLES CITING THE WEBSITE: Royaldutchshellplc.com ENERGYSOURCE BLOG December 3, 2009 Spot news …French companies dismiss claims of political fix (FT) Shell critic says oil major targeting his website Royaldutchshellplc.com operator cites released emails (Reuters) Nigerians urge Yar’Adua to step down Warnings of power vacuum… Kate Mackenzie ENERGY SOURCE BLOG February 12, 2010 Shell’s [...]
By Alfred & John Donovan We knew that Shell took seriously the leaks of information and Shell internal documents which have been supplied to us over several years by Shell employees. This was plain from Shell internal documents the company has been legally obliged to disclose to us. We did not know just how seriously, [...]
By a former employee of Shell Oil USA Reuters Article: Shell critic says oil major targeting his website John I must say that I have been very surprised (and disturbed) to learn of the extent of Shell’s activities in the monitoring of their employees, their outside critics, etc. I find the creation of an internal [...]
Ironically, Shells security breach came at a convenient time- had Shell discovered the breach in April, a new set of rules (covered here and here) would have allowed the company to be charged fines of up to £500,000. However, even without the additional monetary cost, Shell lost something extremely valuable: the trust of its employees. Shell workers are much less likely to remain loyal to a company which isnt proactive about protecting its internal information.
ITPRO A document released with the stolen database suggests Shell could face more breaches. By Richard Thurston, 16 Feb 2010 at 15:13 A lengthy document sent by allegedly disillusioned Shell employees to leading environmental and human rights activists sought to launch a corporate revolution at the oil giant. The document, which was given to IT [...]
By John Donovan Shell media spin machine went into overdrive last week trying to downplay the worlds biggest ever leak of employee details, including personal information, which Shell Ethics boss Richard Wiseman, has twice admitted puts the safety of some employees at risk. A copy of a related email from Mr Wendel Broere, Group spokesman, [...]
IR magazine An anonymous group of CSR-crusaders are performing anti-investor relations for Royal Dutch Shell. A database of the personal details of Shell employees and contractors has been leaked by environmental and human rights campaign groups. The document, confirmed as genuine but out of date by Shell, contains the personal details of 176,000 individuals. Released [...]
Written by Emmanuel Carabott on February 15, 2010 4:35 pm This week the BBC reported that someone has disclosed contact details for 170,000 of Shells employees world wide. The disclosure comes with a note claiming it is being disclosed by former employees who cant stand the damage the company is doing to the environment. [...]
A spokesperson for the ICO said: Shell has notified us of a security breach regarding a significant amount of peoples personal details. We are looking into how this data breach occurred and will decide what, if any regulatory action, is required. Shell if it is found guilty may escape lightly. Fines levied by the ICO for failing to protect against the loss of personal data tend to be under £5,000.