Stolen CS Stars laptop had claimants’ data

On June 2, CS Stars notified the New Hampshire Attorney General that a portable hard drive containing unencrypted personal information was stolen from an employee’s car on May 9. The total number of claimants affected was not indicated, but there were 94 residents of New Hampshire affected.

According to their letter (pdf), CS Stars provides services relating to the processing of insurance claims for Constitution State Services, LLC and Travelers Indemnity Company and its property casualty subsidiary. The stolen hard drive is thought to contain names and Social Security Numbers of claimants who were provided workers compensation-related insurance benefits.

As of the June 2 notification, police had apprehended suspects but the hard drive had not been recovered.

In 2006, a laptop containing information on 540,000 New York claimants was lost from the company’s secure facility. That laptop was later recovered. Ironically, both incidents occurred on May 9.

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