Maloney Properties, Inc.

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Date Breach Made Public: 
November 2, 2011
Wellesley , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

621 (Unknown number of SSNs involved)

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The October 15 theft of a laptop resulted in the exposure of unencrypted personal information.  Residential housing data was on the laptop. This included names, the full Social Security numbers of some people, and the last four digits of most.  

UPDATE (3/26/2012): Maloney Properties, Inc. agreed to pay $15,000 in civil penalties.  The property management firm must also ensure that personal information is not unnecessarily stored on portable devices, ensure that all personal information stored on portable devices is properly encrypted, ensure that all portable devices containing personal information are stored in a secure location, and effectively train employees on the policies and procedures with respect to maintaining the security of personal information. Up to 621 people were affected by the car theft of an employee's unencrypted laptop.