TX: IRS employee loses flash drive with 11,000 Katy Independent School District employees’ SSN

Sofia Ojeda reports:

More than 11,000 workers’ personal information, including birth dates, addresses, and Social Security numbers were potentially leaked during a random IRS audit.


In an email to Katy ISD employees obtained by KPRC 2, Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey explained the security breach. He said that Wednesday, the IRS conducted a random audit on the district.

The IRS agent had a flash drive containing almost 12,000 present and former employees’ private information, such as birth dates, addresses, and Social Security numbers. But that agent later misplaced that flash drive.

The school district has signed them up for credit monitoring and identity theft protection for three years at no cost to employees.

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