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Army Reserve Notifies 207,000 of Laptop Theft

DATA LOSS—U.S.

May 14, 2010

The Army Reserve is notifying 207,000 reservists that a laptop containing their sensitive data and that of their family members was stolen from the office of a government contractor, GovInfoSecurity reports. The data was contained on a CD-Rom within one of three laptops stolen from the Reston, Virginia, offices of Serco, Inc. "The Army Reserve takes the management and protection of personally identifiable information very seriously and will take lessons learned from this incident...and will incorporate necessary changes to ensure our PII is properly protected and safeguarded," said Lt. Col. Ben Zoller.
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