Saturday, June 03, 2006

Stolen DVA laptop had info on active duty personnel

The Department of Veterans Affairs fiasco gets bigger with each few days.

It is now reported that the stolen laptop likely contained personal information on fifty thousand active duty military personnel:

IDs of active personnel on stolen laptop - Yahoo! News:

WASHINGTON - Personal data on up to 50,000 active Navy and National Guard personnel were among those stolen from a Veterans Affairs employee last month, the government said Saturday in a disclosure that goes beyond what VA initially reported.

VA Secretary Jim Nicholson said in a statement that his agency discovered after an internal investigation that the names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of up to 20,000 National Guard and Reserve personnel who were on at least their second active-duty call-up were 'potentially included.'

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