Pfizer Inc. last week confirmed that the personal data of as many as 34,000 people may have been illegally accessed and downloaded from a company computer system by a former employee.

The compromised information includes names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, and bank and credit card information of employees, former employees and health care workers, the New York-based drug maker said.

A spokeswoman for Pfizer said the incident, discovered on July 10, occurred sometime late last year.

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