A laptop stolen from the offices of Administaff contained at minimum the names, addresses and Social Security Numbers of 159,000 current and former employees. The Houston-based temp firm began notifying the compromised employees this week, Computerworld reports. The data was apparently not the target of the theft, described as "random" in a company website post.
Administaff is offering a year's worth of free identity-theft monitoring services to the affected employees, who all worked for the firm in 2006. This is the fourth publicly disclosed data breach this month involving a stolen laptop, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a consumer advocacy nonprofit.