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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 11:41 AM
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Data theft hit 80 percent of active military
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Social Security numbers and other personal information for as many as 2.2 million U.S. military personnel -- including nearly 80 percent of the active-duty force -- were among the data stolen from the home of a Department of Veterans Affairs analyst last month, federal officials said yesterday, raising concerns about national security as well as identity theft.

The department 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 stolen data include names, birth dates and Social Security numbers, VA spokesman Matt Burns said.




Defense officials said the loss is unprecedented and raises concerns about the safety of U.S. military forces. But they cautioned that law enforcement agencies investigating the incident have not found evidence that the stolen information has been used to commit identity theft.

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 12:38 PM
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1. And I'll just bet those 80% are lots poorer than the 20% who
weren't hit.
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