Stolen Coca-Cola laptops contained personal data

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Coca-Cola said Friday that laptop computers stolen from its Atlanta headquarters held the personal information of up to 74,000 people.

The company has recovered the laptops and spokeswoman Ann Moore said Coca-Cola has no indication that the information on the stolen computers was misused.

Moore confirmed that the personal information on the laptops belonged mostly to employees or former employees of Coca-Cola Co.

Coke is sending letters to about 18,000 people whose names and Social Security numbers were found on the laptops.

Moore said the company cannot provide further details on the thefts because there is an ongoing law enforcement investigation.

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