DE: State’s benefits consultant posts retirees’ sensitive info on Web

J. L. Miller reports:

Aon Consulting, the state’s benefits consultant, accidentally posted the Social Security numbers, gender and dates of birth for about 22,000 retired state workers on the web two weeks ago, state officials and the company said today.

The information was part of a request for proposals that AON had supplied to the state’s procurement website to solicit bids from insurance companies interested in providing vision benefits to state employees and retirees. The information, which did not include the retirees’ names, remained on the web from Aug. 16 to Aug. 20, when the breach was discovered.

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This appears to be AON’s third data breach since 2008. The first two incidents involved lost and stolen laptops, respectively.

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