Anheuser-Busch laptops containing the personal information of employees were stolen in early June from an office in the St. Louis area.
Letters dated July 18 were sent to current and former employees notifying them of the incident. Though Anheuser-Busch did not believe it was obligated to tell employees about the data breach, the company sent out the letters as a cautionary measure.
The letters, signed by human resources and total rewards vice president James G. Brickey, note that the laptops were password protected and the information encrypted. It also states that there is no evidence of “unauthorized disclosures, fraudulent credit applications or other identity theft crimes” resulting from the theft.
Anheuser-Busch has advised letter recipients to remain vigilant and monitor their account statements. The company has also arranged for Equifax Personal Solutions to provide identity protection at no cost.
Anheuser-Busch operates Busch Gardens, Water Country and a brewery in the Historic Triangle.
Employees with questions should call the company’s helpline at 1-800-913-4502.