Wednesday, June 07, 2006

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET WORSE -- "The department [of Veterans Affairs] announced that personal data for as many as 1.1 million active-duty military personnel, 430,000 National Guard members and 645,000 reserve members may have been included on an electronic file stolen May 3 from a department employee's house in Aspen Hill. The data include names, birth dates and Social Security numbers, VA spokesman Matt Burns said."

So it wasn't just vets. Sounds like a national security breach, in addition to identity theft.