Laptop Stolen During Vegas Trip Causes Data Breach of 35,000

November 23, 2010

An employee of a county department of Accomack, Virginia took his work computer to Las Vegas on vacation with him, only to have it stolen and leaving some 35,000 county residents’ information at risk for identity theft.

The files on the laptop are believed to include names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of Accomack county residents. The laptop was not taken to Las Vegas with permission; however, the employee who is being held responsible for the incident remains employed.

Fraud alerts are encouraged to be placed on the credit reports of any Accomack County residents who are concerned their information may be at risk for identity theft, and encourages them to utilize an identity theft protection service to their benefit.