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Ex-SunTrust Employee May Have Stolen Data From 1.5 Million Customers

A former SunTrust employee may have stolen a list with personal information for 1.5 million of the bank's customers.
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Ex-SunTrust Employee May Have Stolen Data From 1.5 Million Customers

SunTrust Bank says 1.5 million of its customers may have had their personal information compromised.

This sounds like another data breach story, but not quite. The bank claims a former employee stole a client contact list.

That list has information like names, addresses and phone numbers. But SunTrust insists identifying information — like Social Security numbers, account numbers or account passwords — was not taken.

The company also says it will offer all new and current customers free identity-theft protection. A spokesperson told CNN that SunTrust found out about the stolen list in late February. The spokesperson also said the company has not found "significant fraudulent activity" from these accounts but is working with law enforcement.