• YMCA warns members of personal information leak

    By: Amy Napier Viteri


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.,None - A number of metro Atlanta YMCA members' personal information is at risk after a computer containing bank account information and names and addresses was stolen.

    Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri talked board members about how many people are affected by the possible breach.

    One board member told Viteri the stolen computer had personal information from a portion of members from metro Atlanta, but she would not say how many people that is.

    Viteri talked with someone who got a letter telling him keep a close eye on his financial accounts.

    "I thought 'Oh God,'" Felix Ledee said.

    Ledee was one of the recipients of the letter, which details the theft of several computers from the Y's software testing vendor's office on Nov. 9.

    One of those computers contained personal information of members who were active in 2008.

    According to the notice, the information could include names, addresses, phone numbers, and bank account and credit card information.

    "The letter was dated last Monday, so it took a week to get here," Ledee said.

    Ledee wants to know why it took so long to get word of the possible breach.

    "For us to find out our personal information may have been compromised … I think that's not acceptable," Ledee said.

    He's also upset at what he calls the Y's lack of action. He feels the company should do more than tell him to monitor his finances and get a credit report.

    "Not just tell you, 'Hey, we you know your information is all out there. We messed up. They stole our computers and you're on your own,'" Ledee said.

    Viteri spoke with a board member who said the computer containing personal information was password protected.

    At this point they have no indication any of the data was compromised. She said they sent the letter to be diligent.

    "Just because a computer was stolen that's password protected, like they said, that doesn't mean anything. If the information is in the computer anybody can get it," Ledee said.

    The board member said anyone at risk will receive a letter in the mail. She said the reason it has taken so long for the letters to arrive is because they had to compile a list of members potentially affected.

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