Breach, Data Security

Breach impacts thousands in Bibb County that applied for gov’t jobs

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:, “Bibb Co. still working to address data breach,” April 8, 2014.

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