$40,000 worth of computers missing fr...

$40,000 worth of computers missing from Rome Labs

Posted in the Rome Forum

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Helen

Anonymous Proxy

#1 Dec 8, 2012
Yesterday I overheard 2 lab employees saying that $40K of computers were missing from AFRL, They were joking about it in a bar and it made me sick. The economy in upstate is horrible and these clowns joke about it. Why wasn't this reported in the paper.
Rome Voter

Syracuse, NY

#2 Dec 8, 2012
Let me guess , it was atBucky's!
Rome Voter

Syracuse, NY

#3 Dec 8, 2012
Helen wrote:
Yesterday I overheard 2 lab employees saying that $40K of computers were missing from AFRL, They were joking about it in a bar and it made me sick. The economy in upstate is horrible and these clowns joke about it. Why wasn't this reported in the paper.
why would it be reported to the paper....the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT would do an investigation!
Change

Syracuse, NY

#4 Dec 8, 2012
The Federal govt burns hundreds of billions of dollars per day and you're disgusted over $40k of lost computers? Typical.
Overpriced

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Dec 8, 2012
Considering the lab bought thousands of playstations only to create a "Supercomputer" that ranks 156 out of 158 Supercomputers in the world and thru out 1/3 of the parts they purchased to make it, it's hard to believe that maybe six or 8 of their overpriced toys goes missing and it would be news? We should be asking why make a computer you knew was inferior to almost every other computer and purchase parts for which you knew you would throw away?
doitnow

Utica, NY

#6 Dec 8, 2012
check all the employees search their homes!
Tina

New York, NY

#7 Dec 9, 2012
Rome Voter wrote:
<quoted text>why would it be reported to the paper....the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT would do an investigation!
Why?

Los Alamos computers go missing
Angela MoscaritoloFebruary 12 2009
Sixty-nine computers are missing or were stolen from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a national security research institution in New Mexico, according to an internal memo released by a government watchdog.

Last year, 80 computers went unaccounted for -- 13 stolen and 67 missing. To date, 11 have been recovered, but 69 remain missing, lab spokesman Kevin Roark told SCMagazineUS.com Thursday.

None of the missing computers were labeled classified but still may have contained personal information on employees or other individuals, he said. Some of the machines contained encryption, and the lab now is considering implementing the technology across all computers.

“If we determine it's likely that someone's PII (personally identifiable information) has been compromised, we provide resources to those people to protect them from identity theft,” Roark said.“But the serious matter is whether there was classified info involved, which it was not.”

Los Alamos, part of the U.S. Department of Energy, does research and develops technology related to national security.

An internal memo concerning the number of missing or stolen laptops was obtained and released by the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight (POGO), a federal government watchdog.

The memo states that a laptop theft occurred on Jan. 16, where three computers were stolen from a lab employee's home in Santa Fe, N.M. That incident revealed cybersecurity, management and accountability concerns.

Initially, the incident was treated just as a property issue and the lab was "not engaged in a timely and proactive manner to assess and address potential loss of sensitive information,” the memo states. Only one of the three computers was authorized for home use, though, which since has raised security concerns that policies were not being followed, Roark said.

Adrian Lane, principal security strategist at security consultancy Securosis, told SCMagazineUS.com Thursday that this was likely a theme for all lost or stolen machines.

"You have to bring into question [that] each one has the possibility that there was actually sensitive information on it and if there's not protection [or encryption] and they're not being audited, I would be worried," he said.

As a result of the memo, LANS was given until last Friday to send a written report about the status of all the stolen or missing computers and address the potential cybersecurity ramifications of each. Los Alamos was directed to work with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which manages the lab, to develop and execute a program to correct any system deficiencies or weaknesses in computer accountability.

An NNSA spokesman said LANS did provide that correspondence on Friday but could not elaborate on the content of the letter, as it is currently under review.
Anthony

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Dec 12, 2012
I own a small business somebody got into my computer and stole information such as birthdates credit card information and other personal information of my customers do I have to report it to the police department?
KY WELLER

Syracuse, NY

#9 Dec 13, 2012
well ES STUPID!
Yupppp

Utica, NY

#10 Dec 13, 2012
Anthony wrote:
I own a small business somebody got into my computer and stole information such as birthdates credit card information and other personal information of my customers do I have to report it to the police department?
Not only the police but you must also notify each and every customer who's information may have been stolen. You also have to notify all the Credit Card Companies ect..

Here
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft...
Roman

Dover, DE

#11 Dec 13, 2012
Yupppp wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only the police but you must also notify each and every customer who's information may have been stolen. You also have to notify all the Credit Card Companies ect..
Here
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft...
REALLY...do you work for the FBI...
User7456

Mclean, VA

#12 Dec 13, 2012
$40K in computers is really not that much in terms of servers etc... that's as little as 1 or 2 servers.
Tina

Woodstown, NJ

#13 Dec 13, 2012
User7456 wrote:
$40K in computers is really not that much in terms of servers etc... that's as little as 1 or 2 servers.
wwhy does a server cost so much money what does it do
DAH

Syracuse, NY

#14 Dec 14, 2012
Well Tina, look it up!
Man in Black

Saranac Lake, NY

#15 Dec 14, 2012
We now that you put it on here, the men in black are track you down. They are gong to read this find out who you are, and come and get you. They are going to drag you into a room, question you, and force you to look throught their photo album of employees until you point out the two people that were talking. Smooth move there ex-lax. You should have kept this little tid-bit to yourself. The government does not like leaks now days. They going to go after the two for disclosing government busincess in a public place, and you for blabbing all about it on here. Like I said smooth move ex-lax.
DAH

Syracuse, NY

#16 Dec 14, 2012
YEA RIGHT! You the one that should be called EX LAX! or STUPID! It is NOT agianst the law to ay something is missing at work! They DO NOT have pictures of everyone that works at the lab!problem is...it's NOT true!
Just Looking

Weedsport, NY

#17 Dec 14, 2012
DAH wrote:
YEA RIGHT! You the one that should be called EX LAX! or STUPID! It is NOT agianst the law to ay something is missing at work! They DO NOT have pictures of everyone that works at the lab!problem is...it's NOT true!
They need to have a id badge, yes they do have pictures and fingerprints of everyone that works there.
Rome Voter

Syracuse, NY

#18 Dec 14, 2012
but i DOUGHT the General Public can go through the emplyee data base to ID who was at the bar saying thhe story that computers were missing! It is ALSO a contolled area, i DOUGHT you ca just walk out of building 3 with 40000 worth of ADPE computer items!
Rome Voter

Syracuse, NY

#19 Dec 14, 2012
They ALSO hve CAMERAS eerywhere!
Ny times

Anonymous Proxy

#20 Dec 14, 2012
Somebody should warn the press not to print stories like this. Cause Romans know people.

COLLECTIONS>NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Los Alamos Missing Secret Data
By KENNETH CHANG
Published: July 10, 2004
SIGN IN TO E-MAIL
PRINT

Two computer-data storage devices containing classified research information are missing from the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., officials there said yesterday.

''It's a very serious situation,'' said Kevin Roark, a spokesman for Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Mr. Roark would not specify the type of storage devices missing; they could be floppy disks, hard disks, memory cards or some other kind of removable storage mechanism. He also declined to specify what was on the missing devices or which part of the laboratory they disappeared from, except to say that it was part of Los Alamos's weapons physics division.

The laboratory discovered the loss Wednesday during an inventory taken to prepare for an experiment.

This is the third instance in which classified data have gone missing from Los Alamos in the last year, but the announcement this time was more dire in tone. In a statement, G. Peter Nanos, the laboratory's director, said the current situation ''must be dealt with swiftly and decisively.'' He said that the laboratory was investigating and that ''I intend to fully exercise my authority as director to hold those involved fully accountable, up to and including termination of employment, if appropriate.''

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Rome Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Mom and Pop Stores of the 1950's and '60's (Nov '13) 57 min Dave 42
Steve Wilkes and the skank 2 hr tennant 1
gay men 3 hr Gross 10
Druggies 4 hr Yup 13
navigation center cost??? 4 hr OH YEAH 19
public signs in rome should also be written in ... 5 hr Hey Suess 10
Overdose 6 hr Scums 82

Rome Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Rome Mortgages