According to the source the information was pilfered through the work place. Honestly I cannot believe that any high level of management would leave such documents lying around for someone to get at and copy. Then again I wouldn't believe that my state was stupid enough to allow their employees to carry around laptops with the personal information of thousands of residents in public. Well they did, and the idiot left it unattended in an unlocked car while they went to lunch. You can guess what happened to that laptop. So I am obviously not a good measure of how stupid people can be with important information.