VA posts data security information…some good security info/references for everyone

The Veterans Affairs department has established a couple of web sites to provide information about the status of the VA data security breach, and some FAQs concerning the incident.

Besides providing information about the current breach incident investigation, the FAQ also has some links beneficial to anyone concerned with information security.  The following is an excerpt of some of the references.

"Request a free credit report from one of the three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian, TransUnion – at or by calling 1-877-322-8228."
"the fraud department of one of the three major credit bureaus:

Equifax: 1-800-525-6285;; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Experian: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742);; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, Texas 75013
TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289;; Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790"

"On May 25, 2005, the VA’s Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) and the FBI announced a $50,000 reward through the Montgomery County Crime Solvers organization, for information that leads to the recovery of a laptop computer and external hard drive that contained personal information for millions of veterans."

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