Saturday, July 12, 2008

DO NOT leave your laptops in your trucks or cars!

Laptop with soldiers' private data returned to Fort Lewis
11:51 AM PDT on Friday, July 11, 2008
By DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News
FORT LEWIS, Wash. - The Army laptop stolen from a Fort Lewis employee has been returned to the base.

A spokesman does not think any of the private information contained on the laptop was accessed.

The computer and an external hard drive were stolen from the unlocked car of a civilian employee on July 4. It contained personal information on approximately 900 members of the military. (Note: What the Heck is the matter with you people. "Unlocked" car! Are you krazee! Also, when the government or Army uses "civilian employees" and "contractors" do you give them an information security briefing!)

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"This is very good news," said Ft. Lewis spokesman Joseph Piek.

Piek said the Criminal Investigation Command determined someone did attempt to gain access to the private information on the computer, but the computer's security measures denied access. The external hard drive had not been turned on.

Need we say more?!


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