They were found by an office worker in a backstreet’s trash pile in Seoul.
The department originally took three weeks to report the theft.
The laptop was recovered with the data apparently intact a month after it was reported stolen.
But it is impossible to say with absolute certainty that the data was not accessed and copied.
A trojan virus stole log-ins that were used to harvest user names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers.
Soon after phishing e-mails encouraged users to download a Monster Job Seeker Tool, which was in fact a program that encrypted files in their computer and left a ransom note demanding money for their decryption.
TD Ameritrade settled a class action lawsuit to compensate as many as 6.3 million TD Ameritrade customers whose data was stolen by hackers costing the Nebraska online brokerage firm less than per victim.
Data on more than 89,000 lottery winners (including names, Social Security numbers, addresses and prize amounts )were taken from the agency without permission by a former computer analyst who copied the password-free data. This case is believed to be the largest such breach of consumer information.
The employee added he wanted the information "for possible future reference as a programmer at other state agencies."Hackers hacked a Minnesota store wifi network and stole data from credit and debit cards of shoppers at off-price retailers TJX, owners of nearly 2,500 stores, including T. Two multimedia discs containing the names, social security numbers, addresses, cell phone numbers, email addresses and workplaces of Korean customers sorted by age were stolen.
Card Systems was fingered by Master Card after it spotted fraud on credit card accounts and found a common thread, tracing it back to Card Systems.
An unauthorized entity put a specific code into Card Systems' network, enabling the person or group to gain access to the data.
It's not clear how many of the 40 million accounts were actually stolen.