MORRISVILLE – Lenovo had to warn employees in November that a company laptop stolen in Singapore was loaded with payroll information – and the data was “not encrypted,” according to a report in the U.K.-based tech news website The Register.

The computer was “lifted” in September, employees told The Register.

Details of the incident were reported Tuesday.

“We are writing to notify you that Lenovo has learned that one of our Singapore employees recently had the work laptop stolen on 10 September 2018,” the letter said, according to the Register.

“Unfortunately, this laptop contained payroll information, including employee name, monthly salary amounts and bank account numbers for Asia Pacific employees and was not encrypted.”

No data had been “used or compromised,” Lenovo told its workers.

“As a precaution, we recommend that all employees monitor bank accounts for any unusual activities. Be especially vigilant for possible phishing attacks and be sure to notify your financial institution right away if you notice any unusual transactions.”

Read the full story online at The Register.