Walgreens Emails Personal Information of 28,000 Retirees

April 17, 2009

Walgreens in Frankfort, Kentucky is in speculation for emailing documents with personal data to the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Names, birthdates and social security numbers of approximately 28,000 retirees were included in the email.

Although the file reached its destination and Walgreens received confirmation that the file was received, there is the slight possibility the file was accessed during transmission.

Walgreens still sent a letter to all those who may have been affected in the event the information had been accessed. Though the threat of identity theft would be very, very low it is possible the transmission was accessable by third party. It would be a good idea to keep an eye on your credit report if your information was on the list and it is never a bad idea to to place a fraud alert, just in case, or use a service such as TrustedID.