Personal data on millions of US veterans stolen

By | May 24, 2006

Personal data on millions of US veterans stolen

Personal information on 26.5 million U.S. veterans was stolen from an employee of the
Department of Veterans Affairs who took the data home without authorization, exposing them to possible identity theft, the department said on Monday.

The computer records included names,
Social Security numbers and dates of birth for the military veterans and some spouses, the department said. The electronic data related to everyone discharged from the military since 1975, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson said. – yahoo

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