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Data theft hits Idaho National Guard

A USB drive carrying the personal data for 3,400 goes missing after a burglary.

This week 3,400 Army National Guard members in Idaho learned they were the potential victims of identity theft. A USB drive containing personal information was stolen out of car in suburban Boise, according to news reports.

Police attribute the theft to a rash of car burglaries in the neighborhood and speculate that the thieves might not have realized they had stolen the guardsmen's personal data. Additional information can be found here.