Boise (ID) – An Idaho National Guard member managed to have a USB thumb drive containing thousands of soldiers’ records stolen out of her car. The tiny drive was not encrypted and had the Social Security numbers and other personal information of 3400 soldiers from the state’s National Guard force.
Other computer equipment was also taken from the car. Idaho National Guard officials say the victim had taken the information as part of her official duties and didn’t say what, if any, punishment would be administered.
All Idaho National Guard soldiers are currently being notified by phone and email about the data theft.