Yesterday we talked about a hard drive that was lost by MoD contractor EDS containing information on what was believed to be 100,000 armed forces personnel. Today Armed Forces minister bob Ainsworth told parliament that the data loss could be much higher than previously expected.
According to Ainsworth, the drive could contain information on as many as 1.7 million potential armed forces recruits. That number is much higher than the original 100,000 number.
Making matters worse, the drive is said to be unencrypted allowing open access to anyone who has the drive. In January, MoD lost info on 600,000 recruits.