Postreports that on June 29th officials announced that the
Laptop stolen from an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs had been
recovered. The Laptop hosted a database
containing the personal details (names, dob, social security numbers etc) ofmillions of current and former personnel.
The recovered laptop and external hard drive is now in possession
of law enforcement agencies who will be conducting a forensic analysis, theyclaim that there is reason to be optimistic.
The stolen equipment was returned after the advertisement of
a $50,000 reward. FBI agent William D
Chase said that its too early to say whether the person will be given the
reward or face criminal chargeshowever an FBI spokeswoman said that thetipster is not a suspect.