MCI, 16,500 employees, ironically anonymous employee
Reuters is reporting “MCI: employee data was on stolen laptop:”
A laptop computer containing the names and Social Security numbers of about 16,500 current and former employees of MCI Inc. was stolen last month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
The computer was stolen from a car that was parked in the garage at the home of an MCI financial analyst in Colorado, the report said.
An MCI spokeswoman told the Journal that the laptop was password protected but declined to say whether the employee information was encrypted or whether the employee who was robbed was authorized to carry such information on a laptop.
(I can’t find the Journal article with a search for MCI laptop.)