What’s new? The state disclosed on Monday that a backup computer drive stolen from a state intern on June 10 or 11 also contained the names and Social Security numbers of 47,245 individuals presumed to be Ohio taxpayers, and 19,388 former state employees.
The banking information of less than 100 companies doing business with the state and the names and federal employee identification numbers of 40,088 state vendors were also on the backup device.
Flashback: Gov. Ted Strickland announced on June 15 that the backup tape had been stolen after it was taken home with a state intern.
What was the response? Interhack conducted a review of security at the Ohio Administrative Knowledge System and recommended the creation of a chief information security officer position.
Strickland has told the Department of Administrative Services to prepare a proposal for implementing the recommendations.
Details: More than 1.3 million people have now been affected by the breach.
The state is paying $9.25 for each affected individual who enrolls in identity-theft protection services.
About 212,000 people have enrolled with Debix Inc. The state has estimated that 249,000 may enroll by Oct. 31.
Quote: “It all goes back to the complexity of what was on that tape,” said Ron Sylvester, spokesman for the state Department of Administrative Services.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 11, “66,000 more names on stolen tape”