FairPoint probes on security breach

FairPoint Communications Inc. says a worker’s failure to abide by security precautions caused a portable data-storage device containing employee information to disappear from an undisclosed FairPoint office.

The device contained information for all current FairPoint employees and some former employees, or about 4,400 individuals in total.

Such data may have included names, home addresses and phone numbers, Social Security numbers, birth dates and certain compensation and employment information.

Read more in the Charlotte Business Journal.

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