Now That Everyone Knows How Valuable VA Data Is... It Gets Stolen Again
from the ooops dept
Just as news reports are spreading about how the thieves who stole the laptops containing personal data of millions of vets from the Veterans Affairs department have have been caught, it appears the VA has a new problem to deal with: more data has been stolen, this time from the office of a contractor (though, on a desktop machine, not a laptop). Again, there's no explanation so far why this contractor had the data, or why it wasn't encrypted. However, it sounds like the VA may need to go back and reinstate their offer for free credit monitoring, which they had pulled after they determined that the data on the original laptop had not been accessed.