As if Bernie Madoff's victims didn't have enough to worry about now they have to watch their credit reports after personally identifiable information was stolen in a laptop theft.
According to Newsday, more than 2,200 Madoff victims may have had their data breached in a July laptop theft in Dallas. In case you were living under a rock, Madoff was the architect of a massive Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of billions of dollars.
The laptop contained the names, addresses, Social Security numbers and account information of 2,246 investors. The laptop was stolen from the car of AlixPartners Llp, the firm trying to process victim claims.
AlixPartners says that the laptop was taken in a series of thefts in the parking lot where the employee car was parked.
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