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Madoff investors' security may have been breached




Madoff investors' security may have been breached
Madoff investors' security may have been breached



http://www.newsday.com/business/madoff-investors-security-may-have-been-breached-1.1466325 

By ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO
Newsday
September 22, 2009

More than 2,200 Bernard Madoff investors are learning that some of their 
personal and financial information has potentially been breached after 
the July theft of a laptop in Dallas, Newsday has learned.

The names, addresses, Social Security numbers and some Madoff account 
information on 2,246 investors was contained in a computer stolen from 
the car of an employee of AlixPartners Llp, the consulting firm that has 
been processing victims' claims in the Ponzi scheme, a company 
spokesman, Tim Yost, said Tuesday.

Yost said the laptop was password-protected and not targeted, but was 
taken in what Dallas police said was a "smash and grab" series of thefts 
on one particular night at a parking lot.

"We have no reason to believe it [investor data] has been compromised," 
Yost said.

News of the theft circulated Tuesday among the universe of Madoff 
victims as federal prosecutors disclosed in a court filing that about 
half of the investors were net winners because they actually withdrew 
more money than they gave to Madoff. But prosecutors also noted that 
nearly half of Madoff's customers sustained net losses in that they 
contributed more funds to Madoff than they withdrew.

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