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FDIC, 6,000 employee SSNs, "security failure"

Thousands of current and former employees at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. are being warned that their sensitive personal information was breached, leading to an unspecified number of fraud cases.

In letters dated last Friday, the agency told roughly 6,000 people to be “vigilant over the next 12 to 24 months” in monitoring their financial accounts and credit reports. The data that may have been improperly accessed included names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and salary information on anyone employed at the agency as of July 2002.

From The Washington Post, “FDIC Alerts Employees of Data Breach,” via Daniel Solove, who asks all the right questions in “Notice Much Delayed: The FDIC Data Security Breach.”

One comment on "FDIC, 6,000 employee SSNs, "security failure""

  • Jeremiah says:

    Sowho will insure the insurers?
    Won’t someone think of the children?

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