What happened? Staff members noticed a public file on their server containing personal information.
What type of personal information? Customers’ credit card numbers and personal information.
What was the response? The company sent a warning letter to 65,000 of its customers, urging them to place fraud alerts on their files and report any suspicious activity. Affected customers can also call the company’s corporate headquarters at (414) 258-2275.
Quote: “We are a computer company that does everything that we can to protect our customers’ information and I believe it can happen anywhere.” – Troy Salchow, general manager, Milwaukee PC.
Source: “65,000 Milwaukee PC customers may be at risk,” Today’s TMJ4, June 27