Army warns reservists of identity theft threat

Martin Evans reports:

The Army cannot account for files containing personal data from a regional reserve command based at Fort Totten and is warning some 12,000 area military and civilian personnel they may be vulnerable to identity theft.

The records cover reservists from Long Island, New York City and upstate who were assigned to the 77th Regional Readiness Command at the Queens base and its subordinate units at any time between Oct. 1, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2008. The unit has since been disbanded and absorbed by the 99th Regional Support Command.

The files were those held by the 77th’s judge advocate office – the unit’s legal branch – and were discovered missing when the new command asked for an accounting of the old unit’s records.

Read more in Newsday.

Thanks to the good folks at ITRC for alerting me to this incident.

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