SAIC Data Break exposes 4.9 million

A SAIC employee was tasked with taking backup tapes from one facility to another.   The employee leaves the tapes in his 2003 Honda Civic for 8 hours.   The tapes and car radio were stolen.    The tapes contain 4.9 million Tricare medial records ( a good reason to not have your social security number as the ID number on the medical records).  

A SAIC spokesman said “[the tapes] were being relocated in hopes of finding a way to encrypt the data so the tapes could work with an operating system.”   


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  1. I’m still kind of puzzled how these basic security breaches still happen in today’s world.Come on now leaving important back up tapes in a car ? That could easily have been my information, now someone has probably sold it underground!

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