The Transportation Security Administration is missing secure data.
The U.S. agency responsible for securing the nation’s airports says it can’t find an external hard drive packed with the personal records of about 100,000 current and former employees.
Authorities at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) noticed the drive missing late last week, but aren’t certain where it is. “It is unclear at this stage whether the device is still within headquarters or was stolen,” the agency said.
Assuming that the drive was in fact stolen — it went missing from what was called a “controlled area” at TSA headquarters in Washington D.C. — officials have asked the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service to investigate.
Better check your shoes!