[ISN] 100,000 pension details on Deloitte stolen laptop

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 03:19:16 -0500 (CDT)

By David Jetuah
Accountancy Age
13 Oct 2008

Details of more than 100,000 company pensions have been stolen from a 
Deloitte staffer after her laptop was snatched in a handbag theft.

The computer had the pension holders' names, National Insurance numbers 
and salary details stored on it but Deloitte has said that there was a 
'very very low' risk of anyone being able to access the information, The 
Press Association reported.

Deloitte said in a statement: 'A handbag with a Deloitte laptop in it 
was stolen from a public place in September. The laptop held information 
which included employee details of individuals from a number of 
Deloitte's clients. It did not include addresses or bank account 

'The theft was immediately reported to the police and relevant clients 
were notified.

'The laptop was protected by a number of security measures, including 
start up password, operating system user ID / password authentication 
and encryption. 


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