VA Hopes Data Thieves Are Stupid

from the one-way-to-protect-data dept

While there's been plenty of talk about how a VA employee brought lots of confidential personal data home with him only to have it all stolen in a burglary, some are noticing that the VA's response has been a bit odd. While they're giving the standard talk about how you should check your credit reports and watch for any suspicious activity, they're also going around and telling people they probably shouldn't worry because the thieves probably have no idea what they stole. Of course, now that they're blasting it all over the internet, perhaps the crooks will be alerted to what they stole. Either way, it seems like a pretty weak response to not protecting the data.

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    DJ Twiztid, 23 May 2006 @ 10:39pm

    Our US Government

    Ya know I worked for an insurance company for years. I've yet to see a VA Hospital actually do their job right. I try to help people get claims paid as much as I can but they are just stupid. It's nice to know our government cares this much about our well being and money. So honestly this doesn't surprise me in the least. Like they always say. Work for the government...get paid well and underworked.

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