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250, 000 White House Staffers, Visitors Affected by National Archives Data Breach




250, 000 White House Staffers, Visitors Affected by National Archives Data Breach
250, 000 White House Staffers, Visitors Affected by National Archives Data Breach



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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/01/national-archives-data-breach/ 

By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
Wired.com
January 27, 2010

A data breach at the National Archives and Records Administration is 
more serious than previously believed. It involved sensitive personal 
information of 250,000 Clinton administration staff members, job 
applicants and White House visitors, as well as the Social Security 
number of at least one daughter of former Vice President Al Gore.

The data, which included more than 100,000 Social Security numbers, was 
stored on a computer hard drive that the NARA discovered missing last 
April from a data processing room in Maryland. It=E2=80=99s unknown if the drive 
was lost or stolen.

Last month, the NARA sent out about 150,00 letters to former Clinton 
staff members and White House visitors warning them that their 
information was involved in the breach, putting them at risk for 
identity theft. The agency said it is still identifying potential 
victims and will send more letters as it does.

Earlier this year, the NARA had sent out only about 26,000 letters to 
people affected by the breach. It didn=E2=80=99t know at the time how many other 
potential victims it might uncover.

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