TX: Personal info of 16,000 Harris County employees’ discovered in electronic files in Vietnam

Brian Collister reports that the personal information of approximately 16,000 former and current Harris County employees was found in two electronic files in Vietnam. The information included names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth. One of the files was from 2005 and another was from 2007, both before the county changed its system to minimize use of SSN.

The county learned of the breach when the FBI notified them of the discovery.

Not surprisingly at this point, the county does not know how the breach occurred, but has sent a letter to those affected.

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