GE: Laptop with data on 50,000 staffers stolen


General Electric Co. said today that a company laptop containing the names and Social Security numbers of 50,000 current and former employees was stolen in early September.

The laptop, which had been issued to a GE official who was authorized to have the data, was stolen from a locked hotel room, GE said.

The Fairfield, Conn.-based company began mailing letters this week to the people whose names and Social Security numbers were on the laptop to notify them of the breach and offer a year's free access to a credit-monitoring service, GE spokesman Russell Wilkerson said. GE: Laptop with data on 50,000 staffers stolen

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