The American International Group Inc. says personal data on 930,000 individuals was taken when a burglar stole computer equipment from one of its offices in the Midwest.
The data included personal information on employees of companies that were seeking quotes for excess health insurance, says Chris Winans, a spokesman for AIG, New York.
Winans declined to identify which office had been burglarized, noting AIG does not want the thief to know what he has.
“We feel that there’s no indication the thieves are seeking data rather than valuable hardware, so why wave our arms around about the data?” Winans says.
The information includes the names, Social Security numbers and perhaps some medical information on the individuals.