WGAL reports that Security Savings Systems of New Cumberland mailed 1099-G forms to taxpayers that exposed others’ Social Security numbers:
On Tuesday, taxpayers in Derry Township received sheets of paper in the mail with the information of two taxpayers on it.
These 1099-G forms list the amount of the person’s tax refund that they received last year.
It does not list their total income; however, it does show the person’s Social Security number.
The 2,038 sheets were printed and mailed out by Security Savings Systems of New Cumberland.
The owner of the printing company said this happened because the company was trying to conserve paper.
The sheets that were sent out were supposed to be cut right below the instructions.
The top half was then supposed to be folded in half and sent to the taxpayer. The bottom half was essentially a separate printing job and was supposed to be sent to the Derry Township tax office for record-keeping.
Read more on WGAL. Thousands of taxpayers were affected by the breach, but keep in mind that each person’s SSN would have been exposed to (only?) one other person. That is, if I’m understanding the news report correctly. Is that how you read it?