Sensitive data contained on stolen USDA laptop
A laptop and printouts containing details about United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) employees and contractors was stolen from an employee's car
parked at a meat plant.
Personal information about 350 USDA employees and contractors involved in the
's meat grading programs
nationwide was stored on the laptop.
According to a USDA spokesman,
the laptop and printout were returned to the meat plant, however the bag they
were in had been rummaged through.
Last month a hacker gained access to data about 26,000 USDA
employees, but according to the USDA did not download any of the information.
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