American Airlines Parent Admits Worker Data Compromised

Kara Reeder

According to Reuters, data on 79,000 retirees, former employees, and current employees could be at risk after a hard drive containing personal information was stolen from the AMR Corp.'s pension department.


The Dallas Morning News reports that AMR, parent of American Airlines, discovered the theft, which occurred at AMR headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 4. The records span from 1960 through 1995 and consist of images of historical microfilm files that contained names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and possibly other personal information, as well as a limited amount of bank account information, the company says.


No customer data was affected, notes The Associated Press.

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