[ISN] Stolen laptop had Busch employees' personal info

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:17:00 -0500 (CDT)

July 29, 2008 

JAMES CITY - A laptop containing personal information of current and 
former employees, including some from Hampton Roads, was stolen from a 
St. Louis-area Anheuser-Busch office in June, according to a statement 
from the company.

The global beverage company, whose local properties include Busch 
Gardens Europe, Water Country and a brewery, recently mailed letters to 
an unspecified number of employees and ex-employees informing them of 
the break-in and offering a year of free credit reporting, Tim Farrell, 
the company's vice president for corporate human resources, said in a 

"The theft was reported to the police, and we are cooperating fully with 
their investigation," he said. "At this time, there is no evidence that 
the theft has resulted in any unauthorized disclosure, fraudulent credit 
card applications or other identity theft crimes."

The personal information stored on the stolen computer was 
password-protected and encrypted, according to the statement.


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Received on Tue Jul 29 2008 - 22:17:00 PDT

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