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September 16, 2011

VA-Biloxi, 1,800 Files Possibly Compromised

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — veteranclaims @ 11:06 pm

Full article at: VA investigates after files strewn on Biloxi floor
HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press

By HOLBROOK MOHR
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. — “The Veterans Administration announced an investigation Friday into whether medical or financial information from parts of three states was compromised after more than 1,800 files were found spread on an office floor at a veterans’ hospital in south Mississippi.

The investigation could affect veterans, deceased veterans or VA employees in seven counties in south Mississippi, four counties in south Alabama and seven counties in the Florida panhandle.

The VA said an employee’s office at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Biloxi was “inappropriately accessed without proper authorization” on July 21. Some of the 1,814 medical files contained veterans’ names, Social Security numbers, birthdates and medical diagnoses as well as employees’ personal information.”

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