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Computer Stolen from 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston




Computer Stolen from 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston
Computer Stolen from 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston



http://wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=17093 

By Martin Staunton
December 5, 2006

CHARLESTON -- A laptop computer with personal information about every 
member of West Virginia's Army National Guard 130th Airlift Wing in 
Charleston recently was stolen.

The government-owned laptop computer was stolen from a member of the 
unit while he was attending an offical training course.

Maj. Todd Harrell said the computer's hard drive contains personal 
information, including Social Security numbers, names and birth dates of 
everyone in the 130th Airlift Wing.

Harrell said it does not appear that the computer was targeted because 
of the information on its hard drive.

Everyone in the unit has received notice that their personal information 
may have been compromised. Harrell said the notice from the unit 
explains to members that there's no need for drastic steps to be taken, 
such as canceling credit cards or closing bank accounts. The notice to 
the members does suggest they take the steps necessary to protect 
themselves from identity theft.

Federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI, the Office of 
Special Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service have 
been notified about the stolen computer.


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