Brian Wilson reports:
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation raided the home of a former state employee on Friday night they say stole the personal information of approximately 6,000 state and Metro government employees.
In a statement, TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said state officials searched the Hermitage home of 24-year-old Steven Hunter to seize computers that held the personal information of government employees. That information included Social Security numbers, full names, dates of birth and home addresses.
Hunter was accused of sending that data from his state email account to his personal email account before he resigned from the Tennessee Department of Treasury on Thursday.
Read more on The Tennessean.
Hunter has not been charged with anything at this point, but one of the questions that needs an answer is how he was able to send the data to his personal account at all and then secondarily, why it wasn’t detected before he resigned his position. It’s good that they detected it, but where was the prevention and/or earlier detection?