Social Security numbers of 26 million-plus veterans stolen
One of my clients is a collection agency. The owner once told me the Social Security number is the magic key. Once you get that, all sorts of data doors open up and you can find information much easier. So, this is a serious theft indeed.
I’m having a little trouble with the given story, that an employee took the data home without permission, the laptop was stolen, and the thieves don’t know what they have. Not sure how they can assume that without knowing who the thieves are. Also, how did the employee get the data? Are safeguards so flimsy that data can simply be copied to a laptop?
Could this have been an inside job? I’m not saying it was, just that it could have been. Something is oddÃ‚Â about the story.