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Data on 35,000 Guardsmen Exposed

DATA LOSS—U.S.

March 11, 2010

Members of the Arkansas National Guard are learning this week that their personal information may have been exposed. ESecurity Planet reports that 35,000 guardsmen are impacted by the breach, which involves a misplaced external hard drive at Camp Joseph T. Robinson base in North Little Rock. The unencrypted drive contains information--including names and Social Security numbers--on guard personnel dating back to 1991, the report states. "This inappropriate handling of our soldiers' personal information is an isolated incident, which is now under investigation to help ensure steps are taken to help prevent such an incident from occurring in the future," the National Guard said in a statement.
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