Thursday, June 01, 2006

TRYING TO FIT THE GENIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE AT THE V.A. -- "The sensitive personal information of 26.5 million veterans that was stolen from a Department of Veterans Affairs data analyst last month was stored in a format that could make it difficult for thieves to use, according to an internal VA memo."

But: "Personal information on 26.5 million veterans that was stolen from a Veterans Affairs employee this month not only included Social Security numbers and birthdates but in many cases phone numbers and addresses, internal documents show."