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Ford Loses Data on 70,000 Workers

December 23, 2005
Personal and financial information about 70,000 active and former Ford Motor Co. white-collar workers was stolen along with the computer holding the company information in November, according to the automaker.

The stolen data includes names, addresses and Social Security numbers.

Ford began notifying employees of the theft this week. There is "no evidence indicating that there has been any identity theft or misuse of employee information" according to a company spokesperson.

Ford plans to pay for a credit-monitoring service for the people affected by the theft and is offering them a range of services.

Ford has notified Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Identity Theft Task Force and the three major credit reporting agencies of the theft.