CO: More than 4,000 Rio Blanco County residents notified of 2016 data breach by state

On August 11, I posted what appeared to be a fairly routine breach notification article from the Denver Post.  Today, I realized that the incident probably deserved more attention here.

Niki Turner reports:

If you’re among the 4,439 Rio Blanco County residents who received a letter last week from the Office of the State Court Administrator, be aware that the letter is not a fake, but it’s not as ominous as it sounds.


An inadvertent technological error at the Colorado Judicial Department in August 2016 exposed 620,945 names, birthdates and Social Security numbers from Colorado jury files to the department’s internal intranet. Of that number, 41,140 names from four Colorado counties were exposed externally on the internet.

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