Ohio Data Theft Raising Concern in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (AP) -- The computer tape stolen from a state intern's car in Ohio is raising more alarm in Connecticut.  Last week, authorities there said names and Social Security numbers of 57 Connecticut residents were on the backup tape.  Now, Governor Jodi Rell says there also was information on nearly every bank account held by Connecticut state agencies, including account numbers.

The tape full of sensitive data was stolen in the Columbus area in June when the intern took it home for safekeeping.  In Ohio, 1.33 million companies, government agencies and people have been affected by the theft.

The Connecticut data got on the tape apparently through a consultant's error.

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The Associated Press contribtued to this report.