Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
NBC Sports recently began notifying an undisclosed number of people that their personal information may have been exposed when two NBC Sports laptops were stolen from a locked vehicle in Northern California on the evening of August 24, 2013 (h/t DataBreaches.net).
The laptops contained names, along with least one of the following data elements: Social Security number, driver's license number, and/or date of birth.
The company's extremely vague notification letter [PDF] to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office states that NBC Sports is working with law enforcement to investigate the incident, though it doesn't currently have any evidence that any personal information on the laptops has been accessed or used inappropriately.
"NBC Sports is also taking action to mitigate any risk of potential harm, including steps to prevent any future unauthorized access to NBC Sports' computer assets," NBC Sports Group Senior Vice President for Business & Legal Affairs Brett Goodman wrote in the notification letter.