Boeing laptop with data on 382,000 employees stolen

A laptop containing the personal information on 382,000 current and retired workers of Chicago-based Boeing Co. was stolen from an employee's car earlier this month, according to Boeing spokesman Tim Neale. He declined to say exactly where the laptop was stolen. The information included employees' Social Security numbers, home addresses, telephone numbers and birth dates, as well as salary information, Neale said.

Although the laptop was turned off and was password protected, Neale said the data on it was not encrypted. Neale said Boeing is working with law enforcement officials to try and recover the laptop and noted that the company began notifying the affected people on Tuesday. Boeing is strongly suggesting that they sign up for a credit monitoring service, of which the company will pay, he said.

News source: Computer World

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