(Maybe this belongs in The Pit, feel free to move it…)
I just got a letter from my employer (AT&T) alerting me to “Potential Exposure of Personal Identifying Information”. It seems that an employee of a “professional services firm” had their laptop stolen. There were files containing names, SSN’s, and benefit information on the hard drive.
So, hey, they’re springing for a year of Equifax Credit Watch Gold. How nice of them. What could be better? Oh, I don’t know…maybe not letting contractors download the stuff to their own laptops in the first place? Oh well – I guess I know what I’ll be doing most of the day on Monday: making the requisite phone calls to credit agencies, etc, ON COMPANY TIME, ON A COMPANY PHONE, ON A COMPANY COMPUTER, AND USING THE COMPANY’S NETWORK. Try and stop me.
I wonder if they will make any kind of media announcement? I think that they’d much rather keep it quiet.