Iowa DHS data breach: Boxed for shredding, documents were dumped by janitor instead

Andrea May Sahouri reports:

The Iowa Department of Human Services reported Friday a data breach that occurred in November involving personal information of 4,784 individuals related to income maintenance and social work cases in Dallas County, according to a DHS news release.

A contracted custodial company mistakenly emptied boxes containing documents to be shredded into the office’s garbage dumpster. The incident was not discovered until after the garbage dumpster had been emptied.

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