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From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Fri Jan 15 2010 - 04:46:54 CST
18,000 pay statements sent to wrong addresses
By William H. McMichael - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Jan 14, 2010 13:39:57 EST
Pay statements containing names and sensitive information about the
finances of about 18,000 recipients of a special pay for disabled retirees
were sent to wrong addressees last week, the Defense Finance and
Accounting Service said Jan. 14.
The statements, a page of which contained information about annual
increases in Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay, mistakenly listed
data including at least a portion of another recipient.s name, their bank
or insurance company name, the amount of their allotment and the allotment
type, DFAS spokesman Steve Burghardt said.
DFAS said there is .no indication. that any Social Security numbers, bank
account numbers or phone numbers were listed on the erroneously mailed
pages, which resulted from a production malfunction at the Defense
Department.s Document Automation and Production Service, which printed the
statements on behalf of DFAS.
DFAS is asking recipients of the misprinted statements, all of whom live
in the Norfolk, Va., area, to destroy them and says corrected forms will
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