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Other losses that could occur, relate to theft of your member information. Perhaps the least important would be loss of list sales revenue that might otherwise be derived from your member list. Such loses would be self limiting. The more use that is made of stolen data, the greater the chance that the perpetrators could be tracked.

Much worse would be use of member data to contact the membership with unauthorized or damaging information. The extent of the damage would be limited largely by the motives and imagination of whoever was attempting to damage your organization. If the member database has a large number of e-mail addresses, such contact might be made at almost no cost to the perpetrators and could be done in such a way that it would be untraceable. If your web site can be compromised, your e-mail system might also be compromised and intruders could conceivably be able to send the e-mail from your systems.

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