Stolen VA laptop sold off 'back of a truck'

Friday, 7 July 2006, 1:24 AM EST

More details of how a stolen laptop containing the personal details of up to 26.5m US veterans was recovered have emerged.

A thief stole the laptop from the home of a worker at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in early May during the course of a burglary. At the time, VA officials were quick to blame the data analyst involved for violating agency policy in taking the laptop home.

At The Register.

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