American military veterans have been put at risk again. An unencrypted hard drive associated with eVetRec—the system veterans use to access their health records and discharge papers—was sent first for repairs then for recycling without being wiped of 76 million veterans’ records.
The hard drive failed last November and was returned to the contractor that sold it to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). When the contractor was unable to fix the drive, the contractor sent it to another company for recycling. (more…)