Thursday, 5 March 2015

North Carolina credit union notification says laptop containing data missing

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 monitoring services.
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.

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