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WORLDS BIGGEST LEAK OF STAFF DATA AFFECTED OVER 176,000 SHELL EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS

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Contact 
details 
for 
over 176,000 
employees
 and
 contractors
 of
 Royal
 Dutch 
Shell
 reached John Donovan and some environmental
 and
 human
 rights
 groups,
 ostensibly
 from
 disaffected
 Shell staff
 calling 
for
 a “peaceful
 corporate
 revolution”
 at 
the
 company.

The 
database,
 from
 Shell’s
 internal
 directory, contained
 names
 and
 telephone
 numbers
 for
 all
 the company’s
 work force
 worldwide,
 including 
some
 home
 numbers. It 
was
 supplied
 with
 a
 170­ page
 covering
 note,
 explaining
 that
 it
 was 
being
 circulated 
by 
“116 concerned
 employees 
of 
Shell 
dispersed
 throughout 
the 
USA, 
the 
UK,
 and
 the
 Netherlands”,
 to highlight
 the
 harm 
done 
by 
the
 company’s 
operations 
in 
Nigeria.

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Shell and Cyber Security: Victim or Sinner?

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What Shell has not disclosed is that Shell internal spooks have spied on Shell employees via Shell servers all around the world, tracking both internal and external communications, as part of a top secret espionage project. I have irrefutable Shell internal evidence to prove it.

By John Donovan

Cybersecurity has become a major problem with highly embarrassing security breaches at many businesses such as Home Depot, Target and Sony Pictures. Royal Dutch Shell (Global Employee Data Breach) was one of the first victims.

Yesterday, the White House announced the formation of a new federal agency “to analyse threats to the nation’s cybersecurity and coordinate strategy to combat them.”

The Obama administration is launching the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center as a central place to coordinate cyber threat intelligence from the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies. The center will operate under the guidance of the director of national intelligence and will work with the private sector since many cyber attacks are directed at businesses.

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Shell secretly recorded telephone calls to 888-GO-SHELL

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Californians: Are you entitled to a share in Shell $2M settlement?

By John Donovan 

Equilon Enterprises, a fully owned subsidiary of Shell Oil, secretly recorded calls from U.S. customers contacting 888-GO-SHELL – a call centre. This included calls originating from California. Customers disclosed private information without being aware of the surreptitious recording of their calls being answered overseas. 

Following a class action lawsuit, Shell has agreed to pay nearly $2 million in settlement for violations of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act. 

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Shell cloud use

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Many major organisations are now fully embarking on cloud strategies and the latest evidence of this came from HP’s Discover event in Barcelona.

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RoyalDutchShellPlc.com hacked off

Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 17.19.06By 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 we are Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

EMAIL RECEIVED FROM THE OPEN SECURITY FOUNDATION

From: Erica Absetz <[email protected]>
Subject: Regarding Data Breach on April 02, 2013
Date: 24 April 2013 02:21:54 GMT+01:00
To: [email protected], [email protected]

Dear Royal Dutch Shell PLC,

I am a researcher for the Open Security Foundation DataLossDB project, a project that tracks and compiles reported data breaches.

We have seen a report or claim that your organization recently suffered a data breach. The report was published at http://pastebin.com/FT5yNBfB and http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/04/06/royal-dutch-shell-blog-hacked-administrator-accounts-leaked/. The summary of the report we currently have is as follows: 63 Administrator accounts with email addresses and encrypted passwords dumped on the Internet. The report indicates that the datatype(s) of email addresses and passwords were involved.

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Activists send fake email to Shell workers

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, said that on Monday they sent the email that purported to be from Shell’s “Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division,” which doesn’t exist.

Business interests argue they are being subjected to claims over the bad behavior of foreign regimes, which are shielded from lawsuits here under U.S. law.

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Village Claims Shell Oil Ruined Its Water

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, 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.

The Village of Roxana sued Shell Oil, Equilon Enterprises dba Shell Oil Products, ConocoPhillips, WRB Refining, Cenovus GPO and affiliates, in Madison County Court.

Roxana says the pollution comes from Shell’s Wood River refinery.

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FINANCIAL TIMES ARTICLES CITING THE WEBSITE: Royaldutchshellplc.com

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 directory leak shouldn’t be taken lightly

…corporations (in western countries)” to campaign for change in corporate practices. Meanwhile John Donovan at royaldutchshellplc.com is irked , because he says Shell asked him not to make the directory public for security and personal reasons… Kate Mackenzie

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Inside the Shadowy World of Shell Corporate Security

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, until information reached us recently from a Shell Corporate Security source.

Leaked Shell Corporate intelligence documents now in our possession cover Shell’s security plans until 2014.

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Shell spying on Shell employees

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 ‘thought police’ organ very disturbing. Even more disturbing is the employment of former high level British and American governmental ‘spooks and cops’ to run these organizations. Shell’s relationship with the FBI is also very disturbing. Furthermore, Shell’s actions toward you and your blog have been almost ‘neo-facist’ in nature. (Henri Deterding would be proud of them, I am sure. Traditions die hard, I guess.)

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Security Breach at Shell Reveals Personal Employee Information

Ironically, Shell’s 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 isn’t proactive about protecting its internal information.

Shell data hackers hoped to kick-off ‘revolution’

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 PRO, was attached to a leaked database containing contact details of nearly every Shell employee. It was sent by 116 disillusioned full-time employees in the US, the UK and the Netherlands to Greenpeace and other campaign groups active in Nigeria.

The document contained information on how the contact database could be used change the way Shell operates, by influencing employees, the public, top institutional investors and non-governmental organisations.

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Shell guilty of allowing worlds biggest breach of employee details

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, Global media relations, Shell International B.V, desperately engaged on a damage limitation exercise with the news media, was leaked to me on the day it was sent. My role is discussed in the email, no doubt because I am the person who broke the story which turned into a global PR disaster for Shell, with all kinds of unwelcome repercussions, including an investigation by the Information Commissioners Office and the prospect of a fine for being reckless with confidential employee data.

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Vigilantes target Royal Dutch Shell investors

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 on the evening of February 11, it comes with a 170-page ‘covering note’ from the vigilantes including plans for a campaign to educate the company’s institutional investors.

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Shell’s Data Breach: A Security Spill?

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 Shell’s employees world wide. The disclosure comes with a note claiming it is being disclosed by former employees who can’t stand the damage the company is doing to the environment.  Shell has in turn downplayed the event claiming that the information disclosed does not pose a security risk to its employees since it does not include employee’s addresses.

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Shell hit by massive data breach

A spokesperson for the ICO said: “Shell has notified us of a security breach regarding a significant amount of people’s 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.

DATA SECURITY BREACH AT SHELL PUTS ITS EMPLOYEES AT RISK

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BY ALFRED AND JOHN DONOVAN of RoyalDutchShellPlc.com

Another major humiliation and security breach for Shell arising from our blog site royaldutchshellplc.com.   First we beat Shell to the top level domain name for Royal Dutch Shell Plc.  As a result, with Shell’s written approval, we process job applications and business proposals meant for Shell, dealing with them as we deem appropriate.

We also regularly publish leaked Shell information, including for example breaking the news last May about Voser’s Transition 2009 plans for Shell.

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Shell Data Leak May Compromise Safety Of Staff – Emails

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 21.26.38Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires syndicated article: “Shell Data Leak May Compromise Safety Of Staff – Emails” published on 4 February 2010 by various websites including: –

RELATED ARTICLES ABOUT WORLDS BIGGEST LEAK OF EMPLOYEE DATA, ALL GENERATED FROM A SHELL INSIDER LEAK TO JOHN DONOVAN AT ROYALDUTCHSHELLPLC.COM

Dow Jones Deutschland

MORNINGSTAR

ADVFN.COM/ DOW JONES NEWS

tradesignalonline.com

english.capital.gr

First Enercast Financial

TD Waterhouse

ARTICLES FROM 11 FEBRUARY

Financial Times: Shell staff details leaked to campaign groups: 11 February 2010

Times Online: Confidential Shell database published on web: 12 February 2010

ComputerWeekly.com: Did activists infiltrate Shell to obtain contacts database?: 12 February 2010

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