Time Warner Inc. on Monday said data on 600,000 current and former employees stored on computer back-up tapes was lost by an outside storage company, which the U.S. Secret Service is now investigating.
Time Warner’s data storage company, Boston-based Iron Mountain Inc., lost the tapes during transport, Time Warner said.
“We take the security of our employees’ personal information extremely seriously and we deeply regret that this incident occurred,” said Larry Cockell, Time Warner’s Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer. “While we have no evidence to suggest the information on the tapes has been accessed or misused, we are providing current and former employees with resources to monitor their credit reports while our investigation continues. We are working closely and aggressively with law enforcement and the outside data storage firm to get to the bottom of this matter.”