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Thousands of SS numbers on lost flash drive

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says the Social Security numbers of more than 5,500 people is on a flashdrive that was lost by an employee.

Commission spokesman John Carpenter says the employee put the information on a flashdrive after his laptop was infected with a virus.

Carpenter says the employee then accidentally took the flashdrive to a conference in Dallas where he lost it.

Carpenter says there have been no reports of identity theft because of the lost information.

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