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Energy laptop goes on vacation, gets stolen

The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Laboratory has lost a laptop containing classified information, according to MSNBC. An employee lost this particular laptop in Ireland, where he took the unit with him on vacation. The computer, which carried sensitive information, was stolen from the employee's hotel room. The good news is that the data seems to be protected by an encryption card.

"Los Alamos has started a frantic effort to inventory all its laptops," according to a source quoted by the news service. This happened right around the time the Energy Department called for tighter control of laptops.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Jun 26, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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