Stolen KSM laptop contained clients’ SSN

Fortune Industries has notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that a laptop stolen from a service provider contained employee data from some of their affiliates, including Century II Staffing, USA.

The laptop, stolen from a KSM Business Services, Inc. employee in July contained names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of residents of Indiana and 180 residents of New Hampshire. KSM administers the retirement plan for Fortune Industries, who was first notified of the theft on August 21.

According to the letter sent by KSM to those affected on August 31, data from several of their clients were on the laptop, which was described as password-protected. There was no indication as to whether there was any encryption and no mention of whether the laptop was stolen from their offices or an employee’s vehicle or home. Nor was there any mention as to whether having unencrypted data on the laptop was consistent with their security policies.

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