Personnel records stolen from MoD

#2
"We are taking this incident extremely seriously. In view of the ongoing nature of police inquiries, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

msr
 
#3
:eek: :eek: :eek:

HOW many these things have happened in few months ?
 
#4
Seems to be becoming an almost weekly event.

It makes you wonder at just how safe all your personal details and life imprint, DNA, will be in the hands of any Government department?

Picture the Head Lines:

Another Government Lap-Top Falls into the Hands of the Insurance Company's

Your entire 'Life-Chemisty' could be left on a Laptop by some scum bag Civil Servant that'll probably use the same machine to surf porn whilst commuting to work on the train from Guilford.
 
#5
msr said:
"We are taking this incident extremely seriously. In view of the ongoing nature of police inquiries, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

msr
Not that seriously, I've just phoned the 'special' helpline number for concerned pers. To be informed that they aren't open over the W/E and can I call back on Mon please.

Not very useful for 'help' regarding a story that was broken on a Sat. :roll:
 
#6
Who signed out the keys, who has the combination? Secure Docs Handling 101..... Sometimes the good old security measures are the best.

Now it's, who left them in their desk drawer cos they couldn't be arrsed to put em back in the cabinet or, left the tumbler a quarter turn to the left so it is easier to open....don't believe me try it sometime... just turn it to the right.

CR/SJAR results...now that is very useful info.
 
#8
Am I the only one who is more worried about this than with the other cases? It doesn't look like this info was lost but stolen. And stolen from MOD property.

Who wants this stuff and why do they want it?

Hope this can get sorted PDQ!

T C
 
#9
The_Cheat said:
Am I the only one who is more worried about this than with the other cases? It doesn't look like this info was lost but stolen. And stolen from MOD property.

Who wants this stuff and why do they want it?

Hope this can get sorted PDQ!

T C
I guess that is just the RAFs PR machine swinging into gear. The Army and |Navy look sloppy because they lose things, if you say it was stolen the organisation becomes the victim not the villain.
 
#10
western said:
The_Cheat said:
Am I the only one who is more worried about this than with the other cases? It doesn't look like this info was lost but stolen. And stolen from MOD property.

Who wants this stuff and why do they want it?

Hope this can get sorted PDQ!

T C
I guess that is just the RAFs PR machine swinging into gear. The Army and |Navy look sloppy because they lose things, if you say it was stolen the organisation becomes the victim not the villain.
Fair point and I hope that's the case.

T C
 
#11
Moosaca said:
Who signed out the keys, who has the combination? Secure Docs Handling 101..... Sometimes the good old security measures are the best.

Now it's, who left them in their desk drawer cos they couldn't be arrsed to put em back in the cabinet or, left the tumbler a quarter turn to the left so it is easier to open....don't believe me try it sometime... just turn it to the right.

CR/SJAR results...now that is very useful info.
That is what happens when you sack/retire/release/flexibly resource all your admin staff in order to pay for a very expensive computer called DII/F!

Litotes
 
#12
The_Cheat said:
Who wants this stuff and why do they want it?
They probably dont want the info (however now such a fuss is being made they might be changing their thinking on how they could sell the contents of the drives).

Its petty theft of some inexpensive equipment - every workplace experiences it.
 
#13
Litotus,

Oh, bring back the manual typewriter and Duplicator, that would definitely reduce the...I need 50 copies now. Maybe someone just saw three portable hard drives and thought; I can get 20 quid on E bay?

Once caught - head on pike at front gate with sign 'we will note fine thieves'
 
#14
Living in Norn Iron & that my details are possibly in the hands of undesirables,then I'm concerned.I'm gobsmacked that its happened but not supprised.
(Must go & clean the shotgun just in case)
 
#15
spike7451 said:
Living in Norn Iron & that my details are possibly in the hands of undesirables,then I'm concerned.I'm gobsmacked that its happened but not supprised.
(Must go & clean the shotgun just in case)
Ditto.
 
#16
I have family in Northern Ireland, in-laws. Also slightly concerned about my security clearance information. Suspect the information is ACRs (F6000/F7500s) so not sure the extent of the data.

However, I know how the private data market works....you send off money and get the data you want. Wonder if there is a black market out there in confidential data....crooks or terrorists or FIS/HIS pay £10K for an extract of names meeting certain criteria? It would seem a reasonable hypothesis.

Annoyed to the point of sending off a nasty letter saying "if you value my confidentiality so little, why should I value yours.." OSA vs DPA?!?
 

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