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Army waited to tell of possible security breach




Army waited to tell of possible security breach
Army waited to tell of possible security breach



http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=59159 

By Kevin Dougherty
Stars and Stripes
European edition
December 2, 2008

VILSECK, Germany - U.S. Army medical officials in southeast Germany 
waited nearly two months before notifying more than 6,000 beneficiaries 
of a possible security breach regarding their personal information 
stored on a lost laptop computer.

Authorities know the names, Social Security numbers and health 
information of at least 26 individuals were stored on the laptop, 
according to a news release sent Monday from the U.S. Army Medical 
Department Activity, Bavaria.

However, officials said similar information on approximately 6,000 other 
patients also may have been on the missing computer, though they don.t 
know for sure.

According to the release, the laptop went missing on Oct. 4.

Notices that were sent to the beneficiaries on Nov. 24 were 
characterized as a precaution.

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