AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines, on Friday said a computer hard drive with personal employee and retiree information — including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and bank account information — had been stolen from its pension offices.
The information covered about 79,000 retirees and former employees who worked at the company from 1960 to 1995, and some current employees, AMR spokeswoman Stacey Frantz confirmed. The theft was discovered June 4.
The stolen files also might have included some health-care information such as coverage-related care, treatment and other administrative materials.
In a news release the company said it already has beefed up physical security, access control and computer vulnerability assessments as a result of the theft. It also is offering a free one-year credit monitoring service to affected employees.
More information is available at http://www.amrfaq.com.