Cable TV company employees might be at risk after laptop thefts

The confidential information of current and former employees of Charter Communications was being stored on laptops that were stolen.

How many victims? More than 9,000 employees nationwide.

What type of personal information? Names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and driver's license numbers.

What happened?Several laptops were stolen last month from the cable provider's Greenville, S.C. office.

What was the response? The company is offering victims one year of free credit monitoring.

Details: Charter said it has no reason to believe any of the information will be misused. Police are investigating the theft.

Source:, WYFF-TV, "Laptops with cable company workers' data stolen," Aug. 13.

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