Google may be giving up your YouTube account history, but its own employees have given up their personal data — albeit, not by choice.
A burglary at a third-party human resource company included computers with files of Google employees hired prior to 2006, according to a letter from Google to the New Hampshire Attorney General. The files were stored at a company called Colt Express Outsourcing Services and contained names, addresses, and social security numbers.
Some Google employees were notified of the breach as recently as Tuesday. The company is offering to pay for a year-long identity theft monitoring service for those affected.
CNET learned last month 6,500 of its own employee records were also stolen in the same burglary from the office. It is also offering an identity theft monitoring service free of charge to its affected employees.