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The personal data of roughly 1 million Ohioans was lost when a state data was stolen last month. That number was updated recently from the meager original estimate of 64,000 by the Ohio state government and continues to grow as state officials analyze the data on another machine that is still in the state's possession.

The saga all started when a 22-year-old intern took a "data device"—some news outlets report this as a laptop, while others report it as a data storage device—home as part of the state's security procedures. Ironically, the purpose of the procedure was intended to provide a backup of the data in case it somehow got erased from state computer systems. The intern had left the laptop in her car, however, and it was subsequently stolen while the car was parked in her apartment complex over the weekend...
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...1-million.html
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post #2 of 8
$10 says she gets fired for this. Who leaves a laptop in their car over the weekend anyway?
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why would the data be taken home at all by anyone? They should have an on-site storage.Thats just plain stupid.
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post #4 of 8
This is hilarious.
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post #5 of 8
Why am I not surprised....


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THE Ohio State gov'mt messed up.
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post #7 of 8
Great, who's idea was it to let an intern handle sensitive data; and I agree, there should be an on site backup, and therefore no need for the intern to backup the data.
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Thats soo stupid, hopefuly the person who stole it has no idea what they can do with that infomation and gets rid of it
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