Aug. 8, 2006
-- Another day and another massive data theft. The Veterans Administration, which had the computer files of over 25 million veterans and active duty personnel stolen from an employees Maryland home and then proudly announced that two Montgomery teenagers stole the computer in a surgical hit without any compromise of data, has more egg on its face. A laptop containing the Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, a medical information on 20,000 veterans who received treatment from VA centers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh was stolen from a Unisys office in northern Virginia. Unisys is a VA contractor.
As previously reported by WMR, U.S. intelligence sources have reported that the data thefts are part of a covert operation by the NSA and the Homeland Security Department to populate Total Information Awareness surveillance databases.