Vets’ stolen info included phone numbers, addresses

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 At the same time, however, the memos suggest that the data might be difficult to retrieve by thieves. “Given the file format used to store the data, the data may not be easily accessible,” stated one memo dated May 5. On Wednesday, the VA did not say why it didn’t immediately reveal that personal information such as addresses and phone numbers had been disclosed. WASHINGTON – Personal information on 26.5 million veterans that was stolen from a Veterans Affairs employee last month not only included Social Security numbers and birthdates but in many cases phone numbers and addresses, internal documents show. Meanwhile, VA Secretary Jim Nicholson said Wednesday that he had named a former Arizona prosecutor as a special adviser for information security, a new three-month post that will pinpoint security problems at the VA and develop recommendations for improvements. The three pages of memos by the VA, written by privacy officer Mark Whitney and distributed to high-level officials shortly after the May 3 burglary, offer new details on the scope of one of the nation’s largest security breaches. The memos were obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. They show that a file containing 6,744 records pertaining to “mustard gas veterans” – or those who participated in chemical testing programs during World War II – was breached, and that a “short file” with as many as 10 diagnostic codes indicating a veteran’s disability also was stolen. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgFINN HARPS run of bad luck continued as they were knocked out of EA Sports Cup in Galway.Vinny Faherty’s 8th minute tap-in, after a Jake Keegan shot came back off the woodwork, was the difference between the sides at Eamonn Deacy Park.Ollie Horgan can take some solace from the displays of several of his players however, not least James Doherty who had a man of the match performance for the Donegal visitors. He could have equalised in the 43rd minute but his well struck shot went wide.Josh Mailey had Galway keeper Ger Hanley beaten 13 minutes earlier, but the post denied Harps a deserved equaliser.Carol Tiofack was later denied a clear free-kick after a blatant foul on the edge of the box so Harps were denied any chance of a lifeline; McVeigh also missing a late late chance of an equaliser.Someone needs to give Ollie some lucky heather or a rabbit’s foot to stop all this bad luck coming Harps’ way. Galway FC: Ger Hanley; Marty Owens, Alex Byrne, Cian Fadden, Colm Horgan; Gary Shanahan, Shane McGinty (Paul Sinnot 82), Sean Gavin (Ryan Connolly 72), Derek O’Brien (c) (Stephen Walsh 70); Jake Keegan, Vinny Faherty.Subs not used: James Keane (gk), Marc Ludden, Jason Molloy, Martin ConneellyBookings: None.Finn Harps: Shaun Patton; James Doherty (Chris Flanagan 84), Caoimhin Bonner, Packie Mailey (c), Johnny Bonner; Carel Tiofack, Graham Fisher (Darragh Black 69), Mark Forker (Pat McCann 84), Gareth Harkin; Paul McVeigh, Josh Mailey.Subs not used: Conor Winn (gk), Ruairi Keating, Ciaran Coll, Tommy Bonner.Bookings: None.Referee: Ray Matthews Attendance: 402 UNLUCKY HARPS DUMPED OUT OF CUP BY GALWAY was last modified: May 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:EA Sports Cupfinn harpsGalway Citylast_img read more