And as breaches go, this one isn’t a particularly huge one, either, but it cost an employee their job. Beth Adams reports:
The Rochester Housing Authority says a security breach has caused the names and social security numbers of up to 180 residents to be compromised.
RHA executive director Alex Castro says a housing specialist printed out a list containing the names and social security numbers of the residents of Lexington Court for a resident council president who wanted to do some outreach. “This information is available for the staff, but there is a confidentiality agreement that every staff member signs that they know not to share that information. Unfortunately, this person did not follow through.”
Castro says the employee has been fired.
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