By Brian Fonseca
July 22, 2008
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
However, according to a security breach notification letter (download
PDF ) 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.
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