May 23rd, 2006

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Stolen laptop exposes M&T Bank customer information

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Exclusive: A reader of this blog contacted me stating that she had received a letter reporting the data loss.

I received a letter from M & T Bank indicating that a laptop computer, owned by PFPC, a third party company that provides record keeping services for M & T’s Portfolio Architect accounts was stolen from a vehicle. Clients’ account numbers, social security numbers, last name and the first two letters of their first name were stored in the computer.

Details of the incident are a bit sketchy. The bank’s website has no mention of the security breach. There is enough information stolen to commit credit card fraud or identity theft. Anyone with more information is encouraged to enter a comment to this blog post below.

Written by MCruz on May 23rd, 2006 with 4 comments.
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