Saturday, October 22, 2005

Incident: Georgia state employee said to have downloaded records of 465,000 drivers and state employees

A former employee of the State of Georgia has been fired and charged with computer trespass and theft after logs (allegedly) showed that he had downloaded drivers and employee records of almost half a million people to his home computer. The former employee and computer programmer had been involved in a project with that data, but logs showed the activity after the project was over. The databases included addresses and social security numbers. The State of Georgia is sending letters to all the affected people: The state of Georgia is sending letters to 465,000 drivers and state employees, warning that they may be at risk for identity theft.

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