ADP “software code error” exposes Houston govt. employees’ info online

Cindy George reports:

Technical issues encountered by the city of Houston’s payroll contractor could have potentially exposed personal information for nearly 5,000 local government workers, including more than 1,000 in the Houston Police Department.

Widespread notice about the compromised data emerged on Wednesday when the Houston Police Officers’ Union posted a notice to members on its Facebook page.

“The HPOU was notified that ADP had a security breach in relation to the City’s online W-2s. This breach is extremely low risk but does potentially affect approximately 1,300 classified HPD employees. ADP is sending letters to all employees affected and offering a free year of ID theft protection,” the entry said.

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