OH: Error circulates state workers’ bank data
Alan Johnson reports:
Personal banking information for 6,000 state employees, including Gov. Ted Strickland, was inadvertently included in a Jan. 27 e-mail distributed to dozens of payroll officers of state agencies.
Republicans are calling it a security breach, but the Strickland administration says it was simply a mistake that posed little, if any, risk.
“This was legally and technically not a data breach,” said Ron Sylvester, spokesman for the Department of Administrative Services. “The data did not leave the state firewall. It was sent to state employees who are authorized to have regular access to personal information, such as Social Security numbers and bank accounts.”
Read more in The Columbus Dispatch.