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The Register: Security flap after US Navy loses laptops Jul 28 2006 03:02PM
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Data overboard
By John Leyden
Published Friday 28th July 2006 14:14 GMT

A pair of laptops containing the personal data of around 31,000 US Navy
personnel officers and potential recruits were separately stolen from two
New Jersey recruitment offices over the last two months.

The Navy said that sensitive data on the machines was password protected in
both cases. Around 4,000 of the records held on the PCs contained social
security numbers. The Navy is seeking to play down identity theft fears
arising from the thefts.

Daniel Jimenez

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