Southern Michigan Bank & Trust notifies customers of stolen laptop
Elena Hines reports:
A Southern Michigan Bank & Trust employee’s vehicle was burglarized and a laptop stolen on April 10. The bank says there is no indication of a data breach, but staff are doing what they can to protect customers.
“Once we became aware, we immediately took several steps to protect our clients,” said John Castle, SMB&T chairman and CEO.
The laptop — issued to an employee who needed to access the information on it to answer questions that came in after regular business hours — was password-protected, and “right now there is no indication any information has been breached,” Castle said.
The laptop’s contents included names, checking account numbers and social security numbers, but no personal identification numbers (PINs) or passcodes.
Well, okay, but why couldn’t there be full disk encryption on the laptop instead of just a password?
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