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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    umm.., 23 May 2006 @ 7:25pm

    is the laptop going to be used for wuts on it?

    well if the idiot is more than a crackhead lookin to score some bucks selling the laptop for some money, then no..but thats if the person that bought the laptop is an idiot too...im sure itll end up in someones hands thatll know wut to do with it

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