North Carolina-based Piedmont Advantage Credit Union is notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that one of its laptops containing personal information – including Social Security numbers – cannot be located.
How many victims? Undisclosed.
What type of personal information? Names, addresses, dates of birth, member account numbers, and Social Security numbers.
What happened? A Piedmont Advantage Credit Union laptop containing the personal information cannot be located.
What was the response? Law enforcement and a computer forensic
firm have been engaged to investigate the matter. All impacted
individuals are being notified, and offered a free year of credit bureau
Details: On Jan. 31, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union
discovered that the laptop could not be located. The laptop included
password protected authentication.
Quote: “Once again, to date it appears that no information has
been accessed and no fraudulent activity has occurred,” according to a
notification signed by Judy Tharp, president and CEO of Piedmont
Advantage Credit Union.