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Personal Info of 3.5 Million Texans Was Publicly Accessible 146

Posted by Soulskill
from the even-data-breaches-are-bigger-in-texas dept.
SpaceGhost writes "The Houston Chronicle reports, 'Personal information of about 3.5 million Texans — including names, mailing addresses and Social Security numbers — was posted on a publicly accessible server at the state comptroller's office, much of it for more than a year.' Many of the records were for retired teachers and the unemployed, and they sometimes included DOB and drivers license numbers."
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Personal Info of 3.5 Million Texans Was Publicly Accessible

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  • Re:So? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by pclminion (145572) on Monday April 11, 2011 @05:47PM (#35786404)

    If you make the collection of social security numbers a felony I guarantee you the banks would stop doing it. To make doubly sure, make it a civil tort so that the individual who was asked for their SSN can sue the bank. Let everyone know they can do this. It would stop instantly.

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