VA Laptop Recovered, Info Not Accessed

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Veterans Administration OIG, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Montgomery County Police Department announced June 29 that they recovered the stolen laptop computer and the external hard drive taken during a burglary on May 3.

The electronic equipment contained sensitive information concerning more 26 million veterans. According to a statement released by the investigating agencies, a preliminary review of the equipment by computer forensic teams determined that the database remains intact and has not been accessed since it was stolen.

A thorough forensic examination is underway, and the results will be shared as soon as possible. The investigation is ongoing.

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