Retired Ohio pension fund employee improperly emails himself database

A retired Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund employee improperly emailed himself the contents of a database containing the personal information of 13,000 retired police officers.

What type of personal information? Names, addresses, Social Security numbers.

What was the response? The state sent notification letters to victims.

Details: Officials do not believe the unidentified former employee was going to use the database for malicious reasons, so police do not plan to charge him.

Source:, Cincinnati Enquirer, "Database security breached," Aug. 27.

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