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RE: PCWorld.com: Another PC With Veterans' Data Goes Missing Aug 10 2006 12:34PM
William Woodhams (William Woodhams wegmans com)
Yes I would also think that would be the case. I would also think that
after the first laptop went AWOL they would have called in everyone
locally and made sure that no one had data on their machines.

Bill Woodhams
Systems Technician
Development Group-Technical Systems
Wegmans Food Markets
Direct:(585) 429-3183
William.Woodhams (at) wegmans (dot) com [email concealed]

-----Original Message-----
From: Marios A. Spinthiras [mailto:mario (at) netway.com (dot) cy [email concealed]]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 6:00 AM
To: realcases (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Subject: Re: PCWorld.com: Another PC With Veterans' Data Goes Missing

I refuse to believe that the US gov retains sensitive information on a
desktop computer or laptop for that matter. This is stupified to a
boiling
point. Surely the us gov can afford more than a spreadsheet and a word
document to stick their data in. ;)

My two pence,
Mario
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Jimenez" <dgj1menez (at) hotmail (dot) com [email concealed]>
To: <realcases (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 12:46 AM
Subject: PCWorld.com: Another PC With Veterans' Data Goes Missing

> 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
> press release.
>
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/126673-1/article.html?tk=nl_dnxnws
>
> Daniel Jimenez
>
>

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