This statement from the Veterans Administration is hilarious:
"it has seen no indication that the information has been misused"
well hell, its just too damn early to tell!
How much do you think 26.5 million legitimate names, birth dates and social security numbers will fetch on the black market? Someone just hit the lottery.
They go on to say that no medical or financial information was disclosed, but with the basics - it doesn't take much to find out on the internet these days.
The White House and all its little departments remind me of Keystone Kops, incompetency abounds - but we already knew that.
I'm wondering how many peoples lives will be turned upside down by identity theft. Maybe this will be the precursor for convincing the populace in the need of ID chip implants.