Wells Fargo warns of possible data theft

Wells Fargo & Co., the second largest U.S. mortgage lender, Friday said a computer containing confidential data about mortgage customers and prospective customers is missing and may have been stolen.

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo, which is also the No. 5 U.S. bank and serves more than 23 million customers, said a "global express shipping company" had been delivering the computer from one of the bank's facilities to another.

The missing data include names, addresses, Social Security numbers and mortgage loan deposit numbers. Wells Fargo said there is no indication that anyone has misused the data, or accessed the data without authorization. Wells Fargo warns of possible data theft - Security - MSNBC.com

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