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Guard Members' Details Exposed

DATA LOSS—U.S.

October 12, 2010

Officials are looking into the exposure of data on nearly 3,000 active members of the Mississippi National Guard, Army Times reports. A National Guard spokesman told the Associated Press that information management personnel are "working feverishly" to determine how the breach occurred. Guard members' Social Security numbers, pay grades and telephone numbers, among other details, were posted to the Web and remained there for several weeks. Guard spokesman Tim Powell said, "We take this very seriously and are incorporating numerous layers of Internet security on our Web site."
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