Coke: Stolen laptops had info of 74,000 people

Coke: Stolen laptops had info of 74,000 people

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FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 25: A detail view of Coca-Cola products at a convenience store on April 25, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 25 at 4:01 AM

Coca-Cola says laptop computers stolen from its Atlanta headquarters held the personal information of up to 74,000 people.

The Wall Street Journal reported the theft earlier Friday, citing a memo sent to Coca-Cola's U.S. and Canadian employees. The personal information was mostly of employees or former employees of Coca-Cola Co.

The company has recovered the laptops and spokeswoman Ann Moore said that Coca-Cola has no indication that the information on the stolen computers was misused.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Coke is sending letters to about 18,000 people whose names and Social Security numbers were found on the laptops.

Also on the laptops was information on compensation, ethnicity and addresses.

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