AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines, on July 2 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, on a hard drive stolen on June 4, covered about 79,000 retirees and former employees who worked at the company from 1960 to 1995, and some current employees, according to an AMR news release.
The stolen files also might have included some health-care information such as coverage-related care, treatment and other administrative materials.
AMR said in the news release that 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.
AMR spokeswoman Stacey Frantz could not be reached for comment. — Timothy Inklebarger