IL: CEFCU warns of possible security breach (Update2)
Steve Tarter reports:
The CEFCU credit union is contacting an unspecified number of its members about a possible security breach due to the theft of a laptop computer that contained some members’ names and account numbers.
“We have to be careful. At this time, we have no evidence that any personal information on the laptop has been accessed or used,” said Mark Spenny, CEFCU’s president and CEO.
“Letters went out to a small percentage of our members and a very small number of letters will go out this week,” he said.
Read more on The Journal Star.
Well, that doesn’t tell us too much. When did the theft occur? How did it occur? If anyone received a notification letter, please e-mail it to this site.
Update of 11-16-11: Pekin Daily Times has some additional details on the breach:
The “off premises” theft of the laptop took place before Nov. 4, according to a letter the company issued to members dated that day. The news release followed inquiries by the news media, including the Daily Times, seeking further details of the theft and its potential ramifications.
Information on the stolen laptop included names, addresses and account numbers of what the company said in its news release was a “small percentage” of its customers. A specific number of those affected was not released.
But some of you probably knew that already because you received the letters. How about someone scanning in their letter and e-mailing it to me so I can upload it.
Update 11-18-11: Thanks to a reader, here’s a copy of the notification letter.