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[Dataloss] Second laptop from DOT in Miami is also missing
From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 08:16:39 CDT
Posted on Tue, Aug. 15, 2006
The U.S. Department of Transportation inspector general's office is
hunting for not one, but two missing laptops from Miami that disappeared
in the past three months, The Miami Herald learned Monday.
Last week, authorities confirmed that a Miami-based agent with the
inspector general's office lost a laptop filled with the unencrypted
personal information of 133,000 Floridians -- the latest in a string of
embarrassing data breaches by federal agencies.
In late April, one of the agent's bosses reported her laptop stolen from
an Orlando hotel where she was organizing a national transportation fraud
Barbara L. Barnet, special agent-in-charge of the DOT inspector general's
Miami office, told an Orange County sheriff's investigator that her
missing Dell laptop contained ``several case files which are not encrypted
due to computer conversions at work.''
Barnet said she left the laptop inside a locked conference room at the
Orlando Wyndham Resort for approximately 45 minutes on April 24. When she
returned, the door to the conference room was open, a hotel employee was
inside and the computer was gone.
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