Bp is trying to find out what happened to a laptop containing thousands of names of victims from the last year’s massive oil spill.
BP announced that an employee lost the laptop which contains over 13,000 names and the personal information of people who made claims related to the Deepwater Horizon accident in April.
The computer contained an massive list that contained Social Security numbers, phone numbers and address of the individuals involved.
In a written statement, the company said that it had reported the loss to law enforcement and company security.
BP apologized, noting that they take the protection of personal information “very seriously.” Some individuals have yet to be informed about the breach.
Though the laptop was password-protected, the information was not encrypted. The company said there has been no evidence that any information was misused as of yet.