If you know anyone who is serving in the Marines (or has served anytime since 2001) please let them know about this. The Marines are trying to find additional ways to let Marines know and I think the blogosphere can help with that.
WASHINGTON — A portable drive with personal information on more than 207,750 Marines was lost earlier this month, possibly jeopardizing those troops’ credit records and privacy.
In a message sent out to Marines, officials said the information was encoded and so far they’ve seen no evidence the information is being abused. But, because the data could be used for criminal purposes, they are asking all Marines to be on guard for signs of identity theft.
Why hasn’t congress severely stiffened the laws against identity theft?
I suspect it needs to be done sooner rather than later.