Arkansas state vendor sued over data breach

Stephen Steed reports:

A lawsuit filed Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court says the security breach of a new state computer program this spring led to identity theft of those seeking to apply for unemployment compensation benefits.

The lawsuit claims that Protech Solutions of Little Rock, which was hired by the state to develop the program, was negligent in its work, leading to a breach that compromised banking information and other personal data of applicants. Plaintiffs also claim the breach led to an invasion of privacy.

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