[ISN] Florida job service computer security breach under investigation

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 00:33:14 -0600 (CST)

By Bill Cotterell
Florida Capital Bureau Political Editor 
December 4, 2008

TALLAHASSEE -- The state is investigating a computer-security breach in 
Florida's job-service system involving about 250,000 people who sought 
help with training, placement or other employment opportunities over a 
period of more than five years.

There is no evidence that anyone's personal information -- including 
Social Security numbers -- were leaked, or that any identity theft has 
occurred. But the Agency for Workforce Innovation announced Wednesday 
night that a security breach occurred in a test server for 19 days in 
October, exposing the names and Social Security numbers of people who 
were served at One-Stop Career Centers between January of 2002 and 
November of last year.

"We are thoroughly investigating this matter and are making every effort 
to enhance the security of our computer systems," said AWI Director 
Monesia Brown.

AWI contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attorney 
General's Office and other law-enforcement agencies when the breach was 
discovered. Major external search-engine companies were also notified, 
to make sure no private personnel information remained available to the 


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