July 4, 2008
Increase in Stolen Laptops Endangers Data Security
Patrick A. Grant was stolen in April. A thief walked away with a laptop containing the University of Virginia biochemist's name and Social Security number, as well as those of more than 7,000 other professors, staff members, and students. The machine belonged to a university employee who had taken it off campus — and then it was simply taken.
The next month, Mr. Grant discovered that criminals had amassed at least $22,000 in debt under his name.
Mr. Grant believes the