Device Holding U.K. Data For Some Lloyds Customers 'stolen'

London police are looking into the disappearance of a storage device that held the financial details of customers with Lloyds Premier banking accounts. "Unfortunately a data storage device has been reported as stolen from one of our data centers," said Royal Sun Alliance in a statement. RSA provided emergency home-insurance coverage as part of a benefits package for the Lloyds account holders. RSA launched an investigation and informed Lloyds of the theft when it learned of it on July 30th, Lloyds said in a statement Thursday. "We are working with the police on a full investigation," RSA said. It added that while "there is no evidence to suggest that this data has been misused in any way," it's offering to pay for identity protection for two years through fraud-prevention service provider Cifas. RSA in a letter to customers dated Sept. 4 said it handled claims for the Premier Account customers between 2006 and 2012.

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