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More on the latest breach of government data security.

AP reports that TSA employees whose Social Security numbers and other personal information were on a stolen hard drive are suing the government for damages. Commenting on the suit, John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said, "A Department of Homeland Security agency that cannot even shield its own employee data is not reassuring."

Meanwhile, a computer hacker has accessed the Social Security numbers of more than 22,000 current and former students at the University of Missouri, the second such attack this year. University officials said campus computer technicians confirmed a breach of a database last week by a user or users whose Internet accounts were traced to China and Australia.