Xcel Energy notifies employees of small, contained breach

Through its lawyers, Xcel Energy notified (pdf) the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that an email error by an employee resulted in the names and Social Security numbers of a number of employees being distributed to other Xcel employees and managers who should not have received the Social Security numbers. The company’s internal investigation indicated that none of the information was disseminated outside of Xcel. The affected employees work at the Monitcello Minnesota nuclear generating plant.

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