Thursday, April 23, 2015

Employee Stole IDs from Unemployment Database

An employee of a state unemployment office stole clients' Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information. (PII).

The employee, who no longer works for the unemployment office, obtained the PII by inappropriately accessing the state's Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance database.

"employee improperly accessed and acquired their information from an unemployment insurance database."
- Vermont Department of Labor
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Sources:
(a) Unauthorized Acquisition of Unemployment Insurance Database Information - www.Vermont.gov, 03/27/2015

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