Missing: 1TB of Clinton White House data
Hard drive vanishes from National Archives
A hard drive containing more than 1 terabyte of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including the personal information of White House staff and visitors, is missing from the US National Archives.
One of the social security numbers lost in the breach belonged to a daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, according to the Associated Press. Other information included logs of events, social gatherings, and political records.
A representative of former President Bill Clinton has already been notified of the breach, and federal employees plan to warn other former White House staff soon, a spokeswoman said.
The drive was located in an unsecured workspace while Archives employees were in the process of digitizing information from the Clinton administration. About 100 badge-holders had access to the area, which was also available to janitors, visitors, and employees passing through to access the bathroom. It was stolen sometime between October and March.
The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation, and the inspector general of the National Archives and Records Administration is also carrying out a criminal probe. Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee blasted the breach as "egregious." ®
"Oops" as an absolute defense?
Why attribute to malice what can be explained away by incompetence?
THIS WAS DONE ON PURPOSE.
Hey lets make sure trace of JOHN DOE or JANE DOE go missing by placing data near the bathroom so that data can be lost on purpose and claim that the National Archives had no other place to store the data.
This is so stupid that the boss/manager who placed the data/hard drive out in the open with ZERO protection there is complicit in the data theft.
Not just FBI but CIA needs to investigate and find out who has what memberships to whatever groups that have purpose against certain data at the archival site.
To who ever did it and is reading this: Shame on you. You are:
Someone who can't be trusted
firstly that they had 1tb drives in the clinton years. and 2ndly that they still don't have cctv or encryption to catch whoever did it. *sigh* I don't think ANY government anywhere in the world has caught up with the basics of security in the modern age.