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Laptops stolen from Coca-Cola headquarters contained personal info

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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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wllharrington January 25 2014 at 8:27 AM

Most people who use a computer have no idea what havoc can be wrought by a 'computer geek'. If you watch shows such as , NCIS, Leverage, The CSI shows etc., yyou may think that the things done on the computers are fantasy, THEY ARE NOT.

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fewvmi January 25 2014 at 2:54 PM

For this much info to be downloaded onto an unsecured laptop is just plain stupid. Heads should roll.

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godabarb January 25 2014 at 8:47 AM

remember when we laughed at folks who kept everythin under the mattress . well, with no money in interest rates, wholesale problems with identity theft, we may chk out what we so automatically do especially via phones. spam control on these devices ?

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jbraidedbeauty1 godabarb January 25 2014 at 9:28 AM

right, if i was to be so damn lucky as some of these over the top rich folks (rolls eyes) ubder my mattress my money would go.. thats for damn sure!

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dbear4u2 January 25 2014 at 8:50 AM

What is wrong with companies and government??? Why would you have personal information on a laptop? There is no reason to have anything on a laptop with cloud based portals etc. Has everyone lost their minds???

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jbraidedbeauty1 dbear4u2 January 25 2014 at 9:32 AM

right, putting all that info out there is a bed for criminals to hack... and what about folks walking around with credit cards to keep muggers from taking their money.. and all that did was make them harm them more harshly for not having money on them.. you cant win for losing in this crime infested world.. now they done gave everybody and their mama a gun... we may as well be living in the wild wild west,,and ignorant folks kill me with this... guns dont kill people with the guns kill..well if the idiot didnt have a gun the person would more than likely still be alive.. more chance to live from a butt whippin than a gunshot!

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Bitter Twitter January 25 2014 at 2:41 PM

Personal information should not be downloaded on Laptops - who's in charge?

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ssgoodluck January 25 2014 at 2:37 PM

Wait until they start getting harassed by the IRS. You will know not only who has the information, but which political party those being harassed support.

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arrowflew January 25 2014 at 9:29 AM

Those were the "Pepsi Perps."

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komivesdd January 25 2014 at 9:31 AM

The Pepsi Challenge!

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rlmcanoe January 25 2014 at 9:40 AM

to bad there is not a camera in the area it was taken from, or a badging system that could tell you who the last group of people were that were in that area, give them a lie detector test

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dubricus rlmcanoe January 25 2014 at 10:58 AM

Did you bother to read the story? Odds are that's exactly how they got the computers back... & they got the computers back before they were sold elsewhere, so they got them back pretty fast.

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jrdpc49 January 25 2014 at 9:55 AM

Why are we hearing all of a sudden about a myriad of breaches. Kind of make one wonder about what may have happened in the past we weren't told anything about.

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