By KOMO Staff
Nov 24, 2008
SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. has issued a troubling e-mail to more than
half of its workforce, alerting workers a stolen laptop could put the
personal information of 97,000 employees in jeopardy.
"We are writing to inform you of a recent incident that may have
involved a breach of your private information (including name, address
and social security number)," stated the e-mail sent out on Monday.
According to Starbucks, the laptop was stolen back on October 29 at an
unspecified location. It's unclear why the company waited four weeks to
notify its employees.
So far, there's no indication the data has been misused. Still, the
company is advising employees to monitor their financial accounts, and
be on the lookout for signs of identity theft.
This is not the first time Starbucks has had employees' personal
information compromised due to a laptop theft.
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