Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pure Irony

If I'd made it up, it would have been satire:
The Pentagon has sent warning letters to thousands of people who may have had their personal data stolen, advising them that they may be at risk of identify theft and other fraudulent activities.

Most of those affected used an online registration for an August 2001 Defense Department conference on health-care fraud. Names, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, employer identification and other personal information were entered into a computer database by conference attendees, Defense Department spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said.
Defense department hacked? Irony.
Fraud conference attendees identities stolen? Irony.
Defense Department abuse of Social Security Numbers leads to problem? Irony.

Three for three, as I see it.

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