Boeing Employee Data Stolen

November 28, 2005 ( - Boeing Co. has revealed that a computer containing files of personal information on 161,000 current and former employees has been stolen. reports that Boeing says the information included names and social security numbers, and, in some cases, birthdates and banking information.

The company reports that it has no evidence that any of the personnel-related data on the computer has been accessed or misused, and there was no classified, supplier, customer, engineering or material financial information on the computer.

A company spokesperson says Boeing is notifying affected individuals, helping them enroll in fraud-alert programs, and paying for enrollment in ongoing credit monitoring services if they choose to enroll.