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Law & Order - No ID Theft Reported From Stolen Computers




Law & Order - No ID Theft Reported From Stolen Computers
Law & Order - No ID Theft Reported From Stolen Computers



http://www.modbee.com/local/story/143953.html 

December 06, 2007

Employees at a Modesto mortgage company that had computer equipment 
stolen last month say they believe information on the equipment can't be 
used for identity theft. Matt Crawford, broker at All-American Mortgage, 
said the information on a stolen computer server was password protected, 
so it would be difficult for someone to access it. He said he had no 
reason to believe a thief would have such a password. A burglar broke 
into All-American's Coffee Road office sometime during the weekend of 
Nov. 10 and stole the server, a modem and a wireless router. Crawford 
said the company warned hundreds of clients whose information was on the 
computer about the break-in and theft, but has received no reports of 
identity theft. "That doesn't eliminate the possibility that it could 
still happen," said Crawford, who added that company officials still are 
determining whose information was on the server. Crawford said he 
believes the thief or thieves stole the equipment as a way to disrupt 
All-American's operations rather than for resale value or identity 
theft. He said Modesto police are investigating the break-in.

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