Welcome to Stolen Computer Alert!
Broadcast to the World that your computer is Lost or Stolen...Absolutely FREE!
Why Stolen Computer Alert is more than a simple website:
- It's Free to use. No sign up fees.
- It reports your stolen computer to other websites that pawn brokers, colleges, law enforcement, eBay and other entities use to locate missing mobile devices.
- When you report your computer, cell phone or PDA lost or stolen, it will automatically tweet the model and serial number to pawn shops, airports, ebay and other reseller businesses around the world.
- When someone finds your item they can contact you via email or cell phone for FREE through our internal contact system. We do not reveal your personal information.
- Offer an award to the person who recovers your computer.
- Put the information out there and GET YOUR COMPUTER BACK.
- 10% of laptops are stolen within the first 12 months of purchase.
- 49% of companies have had laptops stolen within the last 12 months.
- 25% of all 'reported breaches' involved missing laptops.
- 60% of all corporate data assets reside on unprotected PC's.
- All 19 Federal Government Departments & Agencies reported at least one loss of personally identifiable information since January 2003.
- The vast majority of data loss arose from physical thefts of portable computers, drives, and disks, or unauthorized use of data by employees.
- Since January 2005, there have been 109 reported computer related security breaches at educational institutions.
- Of the 113 data breaches reported in 2005, 55 took place at universities, and university related medical centers.
- Total cost to recover from a data breach averaged $140.00 per lost record.
- 19% of the victims of a data breach terminate their relationship with the Company.
- Navy missing computers - An internal audit found 187 computers unaccounted for, some containing sensitive and classified information.
- Visa loses credit card information - Over a quarter million credit card accounts were jeopardized when a desktop computer was stolen from a Visa data processing center.
- Property thefts on the rise - Government statistics show property thefts against individuals and corporations have risen as the economy has slowed down.
- Insiders are the culprits - Reports indicate that as much as 80% of all computer crime, and 50% of all computer crime against Fortune 500 companies, are committed by insiders.
- Radioactive information stolen - Eight state-owned computers containing details on all of the New Mexico companies that use radioactive material were stolen from the state's Radiation Control Bureau (4/03)
- FBI investigating hard drive theft - TriWest had computer hard drives stolen that contain sensitive information about 220,000 military personnel. Identity theft is the primary concern.
- Phoenix crime spree - At least six break-ins of financial institutions in the Phoenix area where hard drives were specifically targeted. Organized crime and identity theft are the two leading theories. (2002)
- Law firm victimized - the prestigious Palo Alto law firm of Cooley Godward LLP suffered a loss of over 200 computers over a one-year period. An employee was charged with stealing 120 HP desktop computers and 90 laptops.
- 500,000 computers stolen in 2002 - In a nationwide TV ad campaign, IBM states that there were 500,000 computers stolen last year.
- Total losses $5 Billion - Estimated losses due to hardware theft.2 The FBI estimates $2 billion a month due to loss of trade secrets.
- Top Ten Security Threat - Information security ranked fourth for 2002.
- Everybody's doing it - Roughly 90% of Fortune 500 companies install some form of physical security for their computer systems.
- School system loses 10,413 computers - NSW Australia estimates a loss of $20 million over seven years due to repetitive thefts. They are implementing a response program costing $11million, which includes physical locks and clamps on all new computers, and many existing computers.
- $4.5 billion losses per Fortune 500 company - Confidential surveys indicate data theft losses are staggering, and as much as 80% of losses are due to insiders.