Monday, November 21, 2005

Boeing exposes 161,000 identities

A laptop computer containing names, social security numbers and other sensitive information of 161,000 current and former employees of Boeing Co. was stolen recently, the U.S. aerospace manufacturer said Friday. Some of the employee information on the laptop included banking information and birth dates, Boeing said.

Boeing, which said it notified authorities, said it is notifying each of the affected individuals and would pay for their enrollment in fraud protection and credit monitoring programs. Interestingly enough the lack of any mention of encryption leads us to believe there was none.

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CATEGORIES: 1identity theft, 1victims, 1theft, 1mobility, 1encryption
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