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Transunion, 3,623 SSNs, Stolen Computer

Social Security numbers and other information about more than 3,000 consumers were stolen recently from TransUnion LLC, one of three U.S. companies that maintain credit histories on individuals, in the latest of many security breaches that have focused congressional attention on identity theft and fraud.

The data were housed in a desktop computer that was stolen last month from a regional sales office in California, TransUnion said. On Oct. 21, the company sent 3,623 notices to consumers alerting them to the breach and offering free monitoring of their credit reports for a year.

From “Data on 3,000 Consumers Stolen With Computer,” in the Washington Post.