ME: Sheriff Department’s Social Security numbers breach poses privacy concerns

Seth Koenig reports:

Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce is urging the approximately 180 people recently arrested by his agency whose Social Security numbers were accidentally made public this week to be wary of strange activity in their bank or other personal accounts.


On Thursday night, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office announced that a new software update intended to automatically post regular arrest lists on the department’s Facebook page and distribute them to media outlets was inadvertently set to release Social Security numbers of those arrested as well.

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