In Georgia, thousands of Bibb County individuals that applied for jobs with the government throughout the past four years may have had personal information – including Social Security numbers – compromised after the data was exposed in a website breach.
How many victims? Thousands.
What type of personal information? The information included Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and birth certificates.
What happened? The personal information was exposed as a result of a website security breach.
What was the response? The website issue has been fixed. All impacted individuals are being notified.
Details: The information relates to individuals who applied for jobs with the government throughout the past four years.
Quote: “There will need to be a thorough and far-reaching communication plan to notify the people potentially impacted, both those that were hired and those not,” Chris Floore, assistant to the county manager, said.
Source: 13wmaz.com, “Bibb Co. still working to address data breach,” April 8, 2014.