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Jul032008

Burglary at Google, employee records stolen

Google has confirmed that personal data of US employees hired prior to 2006 have been stolen in a recent burglary.

Records kept at Colt Express Outsourcing Services, an external company Google and other companies use to handle human resources functions, were stolen in a burglary on 26 May. An undisclosed number of employees’ details and those of dependents such as names, addresses, and social security numbers were on the stolen computers. It is understood that Colt did not employ encryption to protect the information.

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