Illinois agency missing 52 computers

52 computers are missing from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, according to a recent report from Illionis Auditor General William Holland’s office.

How many victims? Unspecified.

What type of personal information? The agency is unsure whether confidential information was contained on the missing computers.

What happened? The agency told the Chicago Tribune that the equipment may have been transferred to another agency, but there was no record. The department said it would do a detailed inventory of equipment and improve its oversight.

Details: The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation regulates banking, insurance and various professions including health care, accounting and engineering.

Source:, Chicago Tribune, “Audits slap Ill. agencies for waste, lax oversight,” June 11, 2009.

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