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NYPD faces ID theft risk after data stolen from pension fund




NYPD faces ID theft risk after data stolen from pension fund
NYPD faces ID theft risk after data stolen from pension fund



http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=security&articleId=9129023 

By Jaikumar Vijayan
March 5, 2009 
Computerworld

In a demonstration of how no organization is immune from insider 
threats, the New York City Police Pension Fund (PPF) office is notifying 
about 80,000 current and former NYPD officers of the potential 
compromise of their personal information after a civilian employee 
recently stole storage media containing the data.

A sample alert (download PDF) posted on the pension fund site identified 
the individual as an employee of the PPF and said he was arrested Feb.
27 after a security breach at one of the pension fund's disaster recovery 
sites.

At the time of the arrest, the individual was discovered to be in 
possession of "certain business records" containing data about retired 
and active members of the NYPD. The compromised data included Social 
Security numbers, names, addresses and bank account information, the 
statement said.

"Even though the property was recovered, we cannot assure you that the 
information was not compromised," the statement said regarding why it 
was sending out the notifications.

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