25 million child benefit records have been lost by HM Revenue and Customs, putting a vast number of people at risk of identity fraud.
Systemic failure and a catastrophe waiting to happen, according to specialists.
How reassuring though to see that the root cause of this travesty now finally is being tackled head on:
It is understood that one worker, a 23-year-old man, has resigned over the disappearance of the two data CDs.
Stupid worker – failing the system.