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Veterans: owned :(

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, May 22, 2006.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Personal data on millions of U.S. veterans stolen

    Personal data on 26.5 million U.S. veterans has been stolen from the residence of a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who was not supposed to take the material home.

    * To read the entire article, click the following link
    http://cwflyris.computerworld.com/t/543777/372665/20128/0/
     
  2. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    If I were him, I'd leave the country.
    26.5 million pist off people, at you! = bad
     
  3. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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  4. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    well at least you guys can't blame Bush for this one, he already had all their info! LOL
     
  5. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    dont you just love government fucktards?

    why do idiots bring shit like this home when they arent supposed to?
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    shit I hope that doesnt get me
     
  7. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    :withstupid:
     
  8. BigDaddyLongstroke

    BigDaddyLongstroke Lets Roll

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    Great!! Now i gotta worry about more shit.
     
  9. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    yea my dad who works at the Detroit VA and is the head of personel services told me about this. He said it was going to cost the gov millions because they are going to have to change a shit load of stuff (he didn't really mention what security things would have to be changed)
     
  10. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    26.5 million Veterans pist off, at you! = very bad. I would guess the majority owns guns and knows how to use them. Not to mention that a few maybe be mentally unstable.
     
  11. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    damn, i guess i'm fucked to. <<<<<prior service

    this happened at boeing about 2 or 3 months ago. someone took a computer home. that got them into some shit to.
     
  12. totalburnout

    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    A few months back, CitiCard/Citibank had all their credit card info jacked while en route via UPS.

    Stuff like this happens all the time. Whatever. Whats someone going to do with the info? Hunt you down and skull fuck you? Invade your privacy? Who fucking cares, quit worrying what other people do and what they think. :ph34r:
     
  13. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    lets think about this man, the VA has my address, social security number, my birth date, phone number,all my personal records and information, and mostly my bank account information for direct deposits.

    so yes, it pretty much gives them a way to invade my privacy or steal my identity and fuck me pretty bad. good call on that one asshat.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    me too :cry2:
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    And the chances of this happening...asshat?


    You have your birth certificate, right? You have your credit card numbers and accounts, right? You know how to check your balances and your credit report to see if anyone has been making unauthorized purchases or attempting to gain another credit card, right? You have fraud protection, right?


    So keep on worrying. The chances you're going to get hit in the first place are very slim, but even if you do, as long as you're not a dolt and keep track of your finances you'll be fine.

    Do you know your odds of getting chosen out of 24million people? Not good.

    So hold up the gravy train Mr. pissy pants - its nothing to worry about.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    you talk a big game for someone who's personal info wasn't possibly stolen...

    i'm pretty sure if you were in his shoes you might show some concern as well
     
  18. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i'm not extremely concerned. just irritated that shit like this happens. yes, the odds are slim. but it's the possibility behind it all. that lack or responsibility and accountability. it doesn't bother me so much that MY information was stolen. just the fact that it happened does bother me.
     
  19. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    You guys remember when XX million accounts were put at risk recently for mastercard? Well 80,000 of those numbers were actually stolen.

    MIne was one of those 80,000.

    Did any of my money or anything get charged to my account?

    no. Doubtful, you'll be one of those people.



    The only reason say looks like I'm fucked, etc. etc. , is because they want sympathy from someone else. Who gives.
     
  20. totalburnout

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    I was one of the people who had their info jacked from the Citibank scandal last year. Thats how I know about it. :)



    ...that was the citibank/mastercard thing, correct?

    I was a part of that as well.

    I have my mastercard through citibank/citicard and it was stolen last year. So I think we're talking about the same incident.
     
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