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[Dataloss] Madoff investors' security may have been breached

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Wed Sep 23 2009 - 07:45:17 CDT


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.

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