Specialty retailer The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. yesterday sent letters to nearly 160,000 current and former employees to tell them of a potential breach involving their personal data.
The letters were prompted by the theft of “computer equipment” from a third-party pension plan consultant working for the retailer. The equipment held the data now potentially at risk.
The data was contained in a file on the stolen equipment and included names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security numbers, and salary and other information.
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A disk containing the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of 2.9 million Medicaid and children’s health care recipients is missing, Georgia health officials said Tuesday.
The state said the security breach was reported by Affiliated Computer Services, a private vendor. ACS did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.