[ISN] Computer stolen contained info, Social Security numbers of 16, 000 Fort Monroe employees

From: InfoSec News (alerts@private)
Date: Wed Mar 28 2007 - 00:01:29 PST


March 26, 2007

FORT MONROE, Va. - A laptop computer containing the names, Social 
Security numbers and payroll information for as many as 16,000 civilian 
employees here was stolen from an employee's personal vehicle, officials 
said Monday.

The computer was password protected and did not contain bank account or 
bank routing information, Army officials said. The employees all work at 
the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, which has its headquarters 
at Fort Monroe.

Officials said the Army and local law enforcement were investigating, 
and TRADOC was looking into whether some policies need to be changed.

Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz, in a letter to each of the potentially affected 
employees, said the Army is committed to preventing similar incidents 
from occurring.

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