Computer with Guardsmen’s Personal Info Stolen from Santa Fe Headquarters

New Mexico soldiers deploying to Kosovo now have one more thing to worry about after a computer containing personal information was stolen from the National Guard Headquarters in Santa Fe.

It contained deployment records and social security information for about 650 soldiers throughout the state. The computer was stolen sometime between Dec. 23-28. Soldiers affected have been sent a letter telling them to check with the social security administration, contact their banks and keep an eye on their credit.

A representative from the Guard says both the Army and State Police are investigating.

Source: KRQE

And the data on the computer weren’t encrypted….. why?

And the National Guard isn’t offering them free credit monitoring when they won’t even be around to keep an eye on their credit reports after they deploy…. why?

There doesn’t seem to be any statement on the NM National Guard’s site.

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