Thousands of Alpine Bank customers face potential identity theft as their personal information is stolen. It happened two months ago when an unidentified individual broke into a third party server (which had been hosting the banks website) and stole the information. Included among the data, were names, social security numbers and email addresses. Chairman Rob Funderberg says only a small fraction of Alpine customers were affected, and for those that were a letter has been mailed notifying them of what was exposed and what steps they should take next. Funderberg also says safeguards are being put into place to protect those affected.