AT&T confirms laptop theft

AT&T has begun notifying employees that a laptop containing personal data on some employees of the former AT&T (that means the part acquired by SBC before it renamed itself AT&T) was stolen earlier this summer from an employee's car.

The theft actually happened July 27, and some employees aren't happy it took so long to find out, despite the fact AT&T is providing them with free credit monitoring services in the wake of the incident. Whether it's increasingly common copper theft, or the theft of an important laptop, telcos need to make sure they take their own security as seriously as they say they take that of their customers.

For More:
- PC World reports on the laptop theft that's come to light

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