Now, UK Defence Ministry loses hard drive with troop and family details

October 10th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct.10 (ANI): The British Ministry of Defence has reportedly lost a portable hard drive with details of about 100,000 servicemen and women and 800,000 applicants wanting to join the Armed Services.
According to The Times, sensitive details of the family members of personnel were also among the data stored, including bank details and passport numbers.
EDS used the portable hard drive, which is believed to be unencrypted, the MoD’’s main IT contractor, to test computer equipment. It could have been missing for several days.
“The matter is being investigated by MoD police,” an MoD spokeswoman said last night. (ANI)

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