Gap Says Laptop Containing Job Applicant Data Stolen

Gap is disclosing that a laptop filled with job applicant data has been stolen. The laptop contained the personal information of 800,000 job applicants, including social security numbers.

What are the odds that the Gap takes this “very seriously?” Let’s find out:

“Gap Inc. deeply regrets this incident occurred. We take our obligation to protect the data security of personal information very seriously,” Gap CEO Glenn “Stop The Bleeding” Murphy, said in a statement.

While they’re taking it seriously, you should be paying attention to your credit report if you applied online or by phone for store positions with the company’s Old Navy, Banana Republic, Gap and Outlet stores from the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada between July 2006 and June 2007.

The Gap has declined to divulge the name of the firm that lost the laptop. The Gap thinks that the data was not the target of the theft, and that someone just wanted a new computer.

Gap is offering a year of free credit monitoring services and fraud resolution assistance, along with a 24-hour help line at 1-866-237-4007.

Gap: Stolen laptop has data of job applicants [CNNMoney]