[ISN] U.S. venture firm Kleiner Perkins suffers security breach

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-usa-crime-kleiner-idUSKBN0GM03J20140822 BY SARAH MCBRIDE SAN FRANCISCO Reuters.com Aug 21, 2014 California detectives are investigating a July computer theft at storied venture capital-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police said on Thursday. The theft may put Kleiner in jeopardy of losing valuable financial data and making the firm the latest in a long list of businesses that have lost sensitive information to thieves. In this case, the information was taken by physical, not electronic, means. Kleiner invests in Silicon Valley startups with highly competitive business plans, including payments startup Square, thermostat company Nest, and ride service Uber. Investors in its funds include endowments and foundations that keep their investment decisions private. The performance of those funds is a closely guarded secret. […]




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