Coke: Stolen laptops had info of 74,000 people

8:45 AM, Jan 25, 2014   |    comments
This photo taken on June 7, 2013, in Clamart, near Paris, shows the Coca-Cola logo on the side of an assembly line at a Coca Cola bottling plant. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Coca-Cola said Friday that laptop computers stolen from its Atlanta headquarters held the personal information of up to 74,000 people.

The company has recovered the laptops and spokeswoman Ann Moore said Coca-Cola has no indication that the information on the stolen computers was misused. Moore confirmed that the personal information on the laptops belonged mostly to employees or former employees of Coca-Cola Co.

Coke is sending letters to about 18,000 people whose names and Social Security numbers were found on the laptops. The laptops also contained information on compensation, ethnicity and addresses.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the theft Friday, citing a memo sent to Coca-Cola's U.S. and Canadian employees. Moore said that the company cannot provide further details on the thefts because there is an ongoing law enforcement investigation.


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