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Data theft affects 26.5 million veterans.

By Faiz Shakir  

"Data theft affects 26.5 million veterans."

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“Personal data, including Social Security numbers of 26.5 million U.S. veterans, was stolen from a Veterans Affairs employee this month after he took the information home without authorization. … The theft of stolen information comes as the department has come under criticism for shoddy accounting practices and for falling short on the needs of veterans.”

UPDATE: The data theft appears to impact all military veterans.

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