[ISN] Stolen laptop puts Starbucks workers' IDs at risk

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 04:16:53 -0600 (CST)

By KOMO Staff
Nov 24, 2008

SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. has issued a troubling e-mail to more than 
half of its workforce, alerting workers a stolen laptop could put the 
personal information of 97,000 employees in jeopardy.

"We are writing to inform you of a recent incident that may have 
involved a breach of your private information (including name, address 
and social security number)," stated the e-mail sent out on Monday.

According to Starbucks, the laptop was stolen back on October 29 at an 
unspecified location. It's unclear why the company waited four weeks to 
notify its employees.

So far, there's no indication the data has been misused. Still, the 
company is advising employees to monitor their financial accounts, and 
be on the lookout for signs of identity theft.

This is not the first time Starbucks has had employees' personal 
information compromised due to a laptop theft.


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