State of Texas exposes data on 3.5 million people

April 11, 2011 – 7:44 PM

Susan Combs, Comptroller for the state of Texas announced a massive data leak that resulted in 3.5 million peoples social security numbers, names, addresses and in some cases their birth date and drivers license number being exposed.

Unlike private companies who have had large releases of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) recently, the state of Texas is not providing credit monitoring or other services for the victims of their mistake. They are simply providing sage advice…


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