NM Agency Warns 100,000 After Computer Theft
DATA LOSS—U.S.June 18, 2012
New Mexico's Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) is notifying 100,000 individuals that their personal information may have been exposed, The New Mexican reports. A computer possibly containing names, addresses and financial and other data was stolen from the agency's offices. The computer was password protected, the report states, but according to PERA Executive Director Wayne Propst, "We don't fool around when it comes to members' personal information. We are taking an abundance of caution."