May 22, 2006

Data Stolen from more than 25 MILLION US Veterans

Everyone discharged since 1975 (including my husband) has had their personal data compromised because some IDIOT took it home on a laptop without authorization.

Full story here.  Mike Hampton has more, including a letter that will be sent to affected veterans(h/t Jawa Howie)

Posted by caltechgirl at May 22, 2006 02:13 PM | TrackBack

I also have links that won't expire in 30 days. :)

Seriously though, this is a horribly serious security breach, and everyone who might be affected should take steps now to ensure they're protected against identity theft.

Posted by: Michael Hampton at May 22, 2006 02:25 PM

Pehaps he was just trying to get more work done to help the Veterans(including me) and provide better service to us. The fact that he made an error of judgement in doing this does not make him an IDIOT.

Posted by: David John Flynn at May 23, 2006 07:52 AM