Boeing Confirms Security Breach

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 12-14-2006
Boeing officials confirmed that a laptop containing the personal data of some 382,000 current and former employees was stolen from a former employee's car in the first week of December.

Officials of the Seattle-based company declined to say exactly when or where the theft occurred, but stated that the data stored on the laptop contained Social Security numbers, home addresses and telephone numbers. The employee has since been fired, Boeing spokesperson Tim Neale said.

This was not the first such theft: In November 2005, a laptop was stolen containing the personal data of 161,000 Boeing employees and retirees, and a notebook containing information on 3,600 individuals was stolen in April 2006.

"We haven't had any evidence that we are being targeted by an individual or groups in these thefts," Neale said.

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