Kentucky has become the sixth state to disclose a data leak related to unemployment-related forms that has taken place during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) on Thursday acknowledged that a vulnerability in its Unemployment Insurance Portal caused a data leak that allowed insurance claimants to view the identity verification documents of other claimants.
According to a Cabinet press release, the incident took place on Apr. 23, 2020 at 9:17 a.m.. The Cabinet says its Office of Technology Services (OTS), together with the Kentucky Commonwealth Office of Technology, took the portal offline by 11:30 a.m., made system changes by noon and permanently patched the software by midnight.
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