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PCWorld.com: Another PC With Veterans' Data Goes Missing
Aug 08 2006 09:46PM
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Computer contains personal information--including social security
numbers--of about 36,000 people.
Grant Gross, IDG News Service
Tuesday, August 08, 2006 06:00 AM PDT
WASHINGTON -- A desktop PC containing the personal information of up to
36,000 U.S. military veterans has gone missing from U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) subcontractor Unisys, the VA announced yesterday.
The PC may have contained VA patients' names, addresses, Social Security
Numbers, dates of birth, insurance carriers and billing information, dates
of military service, and claims data that may include some medical
information, the VA said. Unisys notified the VA on Thursday that the
computer was missing from the subcontractor's Reston, Virginia, offices.
The VA immediately dispatched a team to Unisys to assist in the search for
computer and to help determine what information it held, the VA said in a
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