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Audit: State sold computers with Social Security numbers, tax info still on them

2014/04/10

Seattle Times - (Washington) Washington officials quarantined computers, stopped sales, and established new guidelines after an audit released April 10 determined several State agencies likely gave away or sold roughly 1,800 computers out of 20,000 over the last 2 years containing confidential information, including Social Security numbers, medical records, and tax reforms. The auditors noted about 9 percent of all computers given away or sold held confidential information.

Source: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/04/audit-state-sold-computers-with-social-security-numbers-tax-info-still-on-them/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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