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Re: Trends in network operator security

  • From: Bill Woodcock
  • Date: Thu Jan 09 13:09:37 2003

      On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, David Lesher wrote:
    > Don't recall if NANOG mentioned it, but mid-December someone broke
    > into a DOD-contractor HMO's server farm; and stole all the drives.
    > It was clearly an organized identity theft. They got 500,000
    > names, medical records and SSNs.

Repeat, for those who didn't get the import of that:

They took the _medical records_ of _half a million_ US _soldiers_ and
their families.

Regardless of the identity-theft aspect, it's hard to imagine them not
seeing a lucrative aftermarket for that batch of data.

                                -Bill






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