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PII of 34,000 Customers Missing

DATA LOSS—U.S.

July 6, 2011

Two CD-ROMs containing the personal information of approximately 34,000 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney customers have gone missing, CNET News reports. Compromised data includes customers' addresses, account and tax identification numbers and, in some cases, Social Security numbers. According to the report, the disks were in a package that was sent to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, but were missing upon arrival. After a two-week investigation, the company notified affected customers and has offered a year of free credit-monitoring service.
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