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Petco employees’ data stolen

By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / August 14, 2012
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Personal data from hundreds of Massachusetts employees of retailer Petco Animal Supplies Inc. was compromised due to a computer theft that occurred in May, according to the company.

According to a report filed in late July with the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, five laptop computers were stolen from an outside firm that Petco hired to audit the company’s 401k retirement plan. The computers contained personal information about Petco’s current and former employees, including 1,320 in Massachusetts.

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