Thieves stole three computers from a warehouse in Columbus, Ohio.What kind of personal information?
Social security numbers.How many victims?
3,500 people who signed up for the Mobile Tool Library, a program that lends residents power tools, lawn mowers and other home maintenance equipment.What was the response?
The city is offering $34,000 in identity theft protection services.Details:
Officials said the information on the computer will be difficult to access because it was password protected. The state is already reeling from data exposure after a state intern in June lost a backup tape containing personal information on 1.3 million workers.Source:
"City: Stolen computers held personal information on 3,500 people
," Sept. 21, WTOL-TV.