Tuesday, April 9, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Thousands of South Carolina veterans are being warned their personal information might have been compromised after a laptop went missing from the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.
The VA says it is notifying more than 7,000 veterans that they should sign up for identity theft protection and offering them a year of free credit monitoring.
The laptop was discovered missing two months ago from a locked testing lab at Dorn's respiratory testing department. It hasn't been recovered, and officials say the information on it, like patients' names, dates of birth and test results, wasn't encrypted.
But officials also say they haven't seen any signs that the information has been misused.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.