Friday, January 18, 2008

If You Knew A Hard Drive With Your Identity Data Ended Up at a "Rave-Type Coffee Bar" in South Nashville Would You Feel Relief?

Police reported a few hours ago that the homeless burglar accused of stealing two Metro Election Commission laptops lead them to a "rave-type coffee bar" in South Nashville, where the MEC hard drives containing 335,000 voter social security numbers were located. Later, police were lead to a Goodlettsville home where the laptops themselves were located.

The police are due kudos as the singular Metro Department functioning optimally through this crisis, but I'm sure money gleaned from identity theft could buy a lot of Ecstasy and glow sticks, so we are by no means out of the woods. We still don't know what was done with the data on the hard drives by the java-ravers. The fact that the homeless burglar and not the java-ravers led police to the hardware whereabouts makes me wonder what was done with the data in the wake of the total media saturation of this story. Hopefully, police will be able to find out whether they copied it, stored it, used it, or sold it to other young enterprising types fond of trip hop and industrial electro breaks.

1 comment:

  1. That place is practially right around the corner from the Howard govt building. At least he didn't have to go far.