Florida State Agency Accidentally Posts Social Security Numbers of 250,000

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For two and a half weeks, 250,000 Floridians had their personal information accidentally posted online. The security breach occurred on an Agency test server for 19 days in October 2008 and resulted in the exposure of the names and Social Security Numbers of approximately 250,000 customers who received services through Florida's One-Stop Career Centers between January 2002 and November 2007.

Officials claim the problem has been fixed and they don't think the information got into the wrong hands, saying the information was never posted on a public website, but it was accessible by search engines. The state is sending out letters of apology to those people the State can locate. In the last 5 years, many have moved on and the contact information is stale.

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