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