Data Theft: RAF

50,000 personnel records have been stolen from the RAF, rather than the usual case of “lost data”. The theft actually took place on 17th September 2008, but has only just been reported publicly.

Three USB hard drives, containing 50,000 records of personnel information, with everything from names, and dates of birth to confidential staff reports, were stolen from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency office at RAF Innsworth , near Gloucester.

The data was, of course, not encrypted. When will they learn? Its not even the first time the MoD has had data stolen or lost

Related Articles:BBC, Mirror, IT Vibe, Daily Record

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One Response to “Data Theft: RAF”

  1. Data Theft: RAF « Data – Where is it? Says:

    […] Theft: RAF Posted on May 25, 2009 by 585 It has just been reported that that the RAF data theft  in September 2008, was far worse than original reported and includes of drug use, debts and affairs about RAF […]


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