Wells Fargo is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of thieves who stole computers earlier this month containing confidential information about some of its customers.
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The computers contained information about "a small percentage" of the banks personal line and loan customers, including names, addresses, social security numbers and their personal line of credit account number, Wells Fargo said. They were stolen from the offices of an analyst hired by the bank in Concord, California.
Wells Fargo is notifying all affected customers by mail and telephone and taking steps to protect them, including monitoring use of their accounts more closely for unusual activity and changing account numbers.
James Niccolai writes for IDG News Service.