Just this past week, Starbucks lost track of four laptop computers containing sensitive information including social security numbers, addresses and names of over 60,000 company employees. Looks like this company may know how to serve up some Java but needs some lessons on how to protect sensitive employee information. These employees may become the next victims of identity theft as a result of improper data security.
If you suspect that you have been or may become a victim of identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission web site entitled “Fighting Back Against Identity Theft” contains resources which may assist. This web site also contains a list of other web sites providing resources to guard against or assist victims of identity theft.