Starbucks loses four laptops with 60,000 Social Security numbers

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Starbucks Corporation is missing four laptops which contain nearly 60,000 names and Social Security numbers of current and former employees. The laptops were supposed to be stored in a closet, but an employee discovered that they were missing way back in September.

Two of the four laptops contained the names and Social Security numbers of employees and contractors who began working for Starbucks before December 31st, 2003.

Starbucks issued a statement saying the laptops had password protection and that there is no indication that the information has been misused.