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Stolen Bank of America laptop contained workers' personal information

Stolen Bank of America laptop contained workers' personal information

A Bank of America Corp. laptop computer containing the personal information of current and former employees was stolen, the company said in a letter to those affected.
A "limited" number of people were affected, according to the letter sent this week and obtained by The Charlotte Observer, which reported the theft on its Web site Thursday night. Those affected include employees at various levels, spokesman Scott Silvestri said.
Silvestri told The Associated Press that he could not provide any other details on the number of people affected. Bank of America has more than 203,000 employees worldwide, with about 15,000 in the Charlotte area, where the company is based.
The personal information on the laptop included names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security government identification numbers. The letter said there was no evidence that the information has been misused.
Silvestri said the computer had "information protection features." He said he couldn't provide details about the theft, such as where the laptop was stolen, because of an active investigation.
Employees whose information was on the stolen computer can get free credit monitoring for two years, the letter said.


Updated : 2021-10-27 06:34 GMT+08:00