What kind of personal information? Names, addresses and Social Security numbers.
What was the response? Home Depot notified victims in a letter and offered them free credit-monitoring services.
Details: The laptop was password protected, but a Home Depot spokesman would not say whether it was encrypted. The manager did violate policy by leaving a laptop containing personal information in his car. Officials, however, have no reason to believe the machine was targeted for the data it was storing.
Source: CNNMoney.com/Associated Press, Oct. 17, "10,000 employees' data on stolen laptop."