They lost a couple of disks containing the names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth and bank-account details of twenty-five million people? And they don’t know if these disks have fallen into the hands of a criminal gang or if they’re just lost down the back of somebody’s armchair.
Run that by me again, would you?
The British government has lost two disks containing enough genuine identities to keep every email scammer and identity thief in the world busy for the next hundred years — is that right?
Oh, I see. Well, there doesn’t seem to be much I can add to that, is there?
No, I thought not.
Some of our British blogosphere friends are a bit pissed off about it, as you might expect.
You could hardly blame them.