26 million veterans at risk

Wow. This is hard to believe: someone stole personal data on 26.5 million US military veterans from the home of a Veterans Affairs employee. What the devil was the employee doing with that data at home? “Working on a department project,” according to the NYT. This FAQ from the VA says, basically, nothing: veterans should monitor their financial accounts for unusual activity (hey, great idea), and employees are getting training so that this doesn’t happen again (training? how about some public floggings pour encourager les autres?) Thanks a lot, guys.

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