A laptop computer containing personal information on 540,000 New York state employees has been found, after going missing in May.
The laptop disappeared from the offices of a data management company being used by the New York Special Funds Conservation Committee, which deals with compensation payouts to employees.
It is still unclear as to whether the laptop was stolen or simply lost by the CS Stars data management company.
CS Stars had already written to all employees whose personal details were contained on the laptop, which included their social security numbers.
CS Stars had offered them free credit checks with credit agencies and free identity theft insurance, to counter any threat posed by the theft.
The FBI, which was brought in to investigate the disappearance of the machine, so far believes the data on it has not been used for any criminal activity. It has not been disclosed where the missing laptop was eventually found.
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