July 31, 2014
Stanford University officials are investigating the theft of a laptop computer with sensitive personal information of as many as 72,000 current and former employees.
Police and Stanford officials are searching for the laptop, but would not say when or where it was stolen.
Officials say the computer contained information on salaries, home addresses and Social Security numbers, but it didn't have driver's license numbers, credit card numbers or other financial data.
Officials say there is no evidence that any of the information on the stolen laptop has been accessed.
Stanford is notifying current and former employees whose personal information may be at risk, as well as posting information on its home page.