Monday, May 22, 2006

Ho, hum.  Another day, another
26.5 million identities stolen.

The Veteran's Administration press release.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recently learned that an employee, a data analyst, took home electronic data from the VA, which he was not authorized to do. This behavior was in violation of our policies. This data contained identifying information including names, social security numbers, and dates of birth for up to 26.5 million veterans and some spouses, as well as some disability ratings... The employee's home was burglarized and this data was stolen... The VA is working with members of Congress, the news media, veterans service organizations, and other government agencies to help ensure that those veterans and their families are aware of the situation and of the steps they may take to protect themselves from misuse of their personal information.
Cameron Wilson's comments.

Sadly, it seems that Scott McNealy was right.

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