TX: Combs: More help on way for those affected by data breach

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today said her office is taking additional steps to assist the 3.5 million Texans whose personal information — including names and Social Security numbers — was publicly accessible for more than a year because of a data security lapse by the comptroller’s office.

Among those steps: Beginning Friday, a year of credit monitoring and Internet surveillance will be offered at no charge to those affected by the unauthorized posting of their personal information. Also, identity restoration services will be provided for people whose personal information “is misused as a result of the data posting,” according to a release from the comptroller’s office. The services will be paid for by Combs’ campaign fund.

Read more on American-Statesman.

I’m glad to see that they’re offering the services at no cost to those affected.

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