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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    FireMonkey, VA Employee, 24 May 2006 @ 6:17am

    Re: Re: Screwed Up

    "It's probably due to the incompetant boobs like you who don't realize VA in this instance means Veterans Administration - not Virginia. Try watching the news and get a clue."

    Errr... It's actually the Department of Veterans Affairs...

    We should remember that most VA employees aren't this careless. The VA certainly isn't the well-oiled machine that many of us would hope, but the employees are generally hard working, good-hearted people that really try to do what's best for the veterans they serve. Let's not let this single jackass ruin it for the whole organization...

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