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Ameriprise Says Stolen Laptop Had Data on 230,000 People

Ameriprise Financial, the investment advisory unit spun off from American Express last year, said yesterday that lists containing the personal information of about 230,000 customers and advisers had been compromised. A security breach occurred in late December, Ameriprise said, after a company laptop was stolen from an employee’s parked car. The laptop contained a list of reassigned customer accounts that was being stored unencrypted, a violation of Ameriprise’s rules. Full Story

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