Friday, January 27, 2006

Stolen Ameriprise laptop compromises 230,000

Ameriprise Financial, an investment advisor firm, said that a company laptop stolen from an employee's parked car in December contained the personal information of some 230,000 customers and company advisors, The New York Times reports.

Within the stolen laptop was a list of customer accounts that had been reassigned, all stored unencrypted, a violation of Ameriprise's privacy policies. The sensitive information contained in the laptop included the names and Social Security numbers of roughly 70,000 current and former financial advisors, as well as the names and internal account numbers of about 158,000 customers.

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