Thursday, August 10, 2006
Another government laptop computer stolen
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A federal government laptop computer with personal information on more than 130,000 Florida residents is missing, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General, which owns it.

The laptop -- stolen from a government car in Doral, Florida, on July 27 -- contains names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and addresses. The information is for 80,667 Miami-Dade County area residents with commercial driver's licenses, 9,500 Tampa area residents with automotive driver's licenses and about 42,792 Florida residents issued pilot's licenses.

The computer is password protected, and the OIG said it is "unlikely that the perpetrators stole it based on any knowledge of its contents."

Wednesday's disclosure was the latest in a series of incidents in which government laptops containing sensitive information was stolen. In June, police reported they recovered a stolen laptop that contained information on more than 26 million veterans and active duty military personnel.
Posted By Jeanne Meserve and Mike Ahlers, CNN America Bureau: 8/10/2006 10:28:00 AM ET | Permalink
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