Laptop stolen from PSEG employee’s home contained employee data

A laptop stolen during a burglary of a PSEG employee’s home on September 25 contained employees’ names and Social Security numbers.

According to a letter sent to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office on October 7, the New Jersey electricity and gas company intended to notify affected employees on or about October 10.

The letter does not explain whether the laptop was a company-issued laptop or a personal one and why the employee needed that information at home.

Nor does it explain why the data were not encrypted.

Affected employees were offered free credit monitoring.

In the meantime, I’ve e-mailed PSEG to try to get additional clarification on this breach.

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