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.