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Stolen tape puts Bristol-Myers employee data at risk




Stolen tape puts Bristol-Myers employee data at risk
Stolen tape puts Bristol-Myers employee data at risk



http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9110485 

By Brian Fonseca
July 22, 2008 
Computerworld

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. officials last week confirmed that a 
nonencrypted backup tape containing the personal data of current and 
former employees and their dependents was stolen on June 4 from a 
delivery truck carrying the device.

Bristol-Myers spokeswoman Laura Hortas said the New York-based 
pharmaceutical company began notifying current, former and retired 
employees by mail on June 12 about the missing backup tape. 
Bristol-Myers would not disclose how many people are affected by the 
breach.

However, according to a security breach notification letter (download 
PDF [1]) sent by the company to the New Hampshire Attorney General's 
office, the personal data of 458 residents of that state was stored on 
the stolen tape.

[1] http://doj.nh.gov/consumer/pdf/bristol-myers.pdf 

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