Navy Laptops With Sailor Info Stolen

March 30, 2007,15240,130657,00.html

Three password protected laptop computers have been identified as missing from the Navy College Office located on Naval Station San Diego. While the Navy College Office does not have complete information about what information was on the laptops, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) may be on the computers, including Sailors. names, rates and ratings, social security numbers, and college course information.

This potential compromise of information could impact Sailors and former Sailors homeported on San Diego ships from January 2003 to October 2005 and who were enrolled in the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is investigating the incident as a possible theft, working with the San Diego police department to recover the computers.

At this time, it is not known if any Sailor has been affected by the theft, and it is not yet possible to determine whether any of the personal information contained in these laptops has been compromised.

Individuals who believe they may be affected may contact the Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center that has been established to assist Sailors with any questions they might have concerning this incident and advise them of actions they can take to protect their identities. The number to call is 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)

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