Oregon tax agency employee copied personal data of 36,000 people

Hillary Borrud reports:

An employee at Oregon’s tax collection agency copied the data of 36,000 people, including social security numbers, and stored the files to a personal account, the state announced on Friday.

The Department of Revenue detected the breach on Feb. 23 and moved quickly to remove the files from the employee’s cloud account, according to a news release. But officials waited a month to disclose the news because it took that long to identify how many people were affected, spokeswoman Joy Krawczyk said.

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