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Oscar Mayer employees at risk for ID theft after laptop theft

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A laptop belonging to an employee of Kraft Foods, which owns Oscar Mayer, was stolen during a business trip.

What type of personal information? Names, possibly Social Security numbers.

How many victims? 20,00 Oscar Mayer employees.

What was the response? The company has contacted victims and offered two years of free credit monitoring

Details: The theft occurred in the middle of January and involved a machine that was being used to transfer data to another computer.

Source: qctimes.com, Quad-City Times (Ill.), "Missing laptop, data could affect Q-C Oscar Mayer employees," March 3.

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