TX: Scope of Cameron Co. Personal Information Breach Unknown

KRGV has a follow-up on a story they’ve been following this year. Christian Von Preysing reports:

The Texas Attorney General’s Office is investigating how a Cameron County computer server with the personal information of tens of thousands of residents ended up at a flea market.

In May, CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported an analysis of a server purchased at the 77 Flea Market in Brownsville. The server, identified with Cameron County inventory stickers as Server 004449, contained county information.

Inside server 004449’s hard drives were law enforcement databases and voter registration lists. CHANNEL 5 NEWS accessed the unencrypted data using simple data recovery methods.

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