The fine folks at the Department of Homeland Security -- you know, the ones suppose to protect us -- have lost a computer drive with personal info on 100,000 of their current and former workers.
Gotta make you stand a bit taller in your bare feet as you walk through airport metal detectors knowing that the guy checking your luggage is a prime candidate for identity theft.
The drive contains three and a half years of payroll data, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and bank account info.
You know, everything a terrorist would need to get a start here in America -- not to mention an airport security badge.
It's just the latest in a series of government security breaches on personal info. The worst being last year's loss of a Department of Veterans Affairs laptop with info on 26.5 million veterans and active duty service members. (WaPo)