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Data on Ford staff exposed, cybercrime

Date: December 24, 2005

A computer with files that have the names and Social Security numbers of approximately 70,000 current and former employees of Ford Motor Company was stolen, the company reported.

An investigation into the theft -- which is believed to have occurred in late November -- is ongoing, and Ford has notified the FBI, Secret Service and Federal Identity Theft Task Force.

Ford also alerted the three major credit rating agencies.

Ford says it has no evidence that the information has been used for identity theft. The car maker has told employees whose information was in the computer, and it has offered to pay for credit-monitoring services.
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