THE NEWS TRIBUNE
July 12th, 2008
That missing Army laptop containing personal information on about 800 or
900 soldiers? Nevermind.
Tumwater police told our sister paper, The Olympian, on Friday morning
that they had recovered it last Saturday or Sunday, and that it was
returned at some point Thursday to "the owner" - not sure yet whether
that means the Army or the Army personnel staffer who left it in his
unlocked truck at home in Lacey. By Friday, it was in Fort Lewis.
Tumwater police said it did not appear that any data had been accessed.
Fort Lewis officials confirmed that, saying that the computer and
external hard drive were examined by computer forensics experts.
"The robbers apparently tried to access the laptop, but were
unsuccessful, and the external hard drive containing the soldiers.
information had not been accessed since the last time that it had been
used by the Fort Lewis employee," according to a statement from Joseph
Piek, a post spokesman.
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