Home Depot employees in the Massachusetts area today are hoping that identity thieves don't start a "do-it-yourself" project with their personal information.
In a report broadcast last night by a Boston television news team, reporters confirmed that Massachusetts-area Home Depot employees have received a letter warning them about the stolen laptop, which contained Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and other information about Home Depot employees.
The laptop was stolen out of a car of a Massachusetts Home Depot employee while parked in the driveway of his residence. The news report did not say whether the data is password-protected or encrypted.
In the letter, Home Depot apologized to the employees and offered them free credit monitoring services for a year. The company says it is cooperating with Massachusetts police to try to recover the laptop.
Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading