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UPDATE: Indiana Welfare Clients' Info Shared With ...
UPDATE: Indiana Welfare Clients' Info Shared With Others
Created by kblakeslee on 7/1/2013 2:29:15 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Indiana officials say the personal information of at least 14 welfare clients has been shared with others because of a contractor's computer programming error in a security breach potentially affecting more than 187,000 people.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration disclosed the potential breach Monday. It says the Social Security numbers of nearly 4,000 clients might have been shared with other clients.
Agency spokesman Jim Gavin says so far it has learned of 14 cases in which personal information was received by the wrong person. That information could include names, benefits, monthly income and medical information. Gavin says FSSA does not believe the error resulted in a ``widespread disclosure of information.''
FSSA says the error was made April 6 and affected correspondence mailed to clients until May 21.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
Indiana officials say more than 187,000 welfare clients' personal information including Social Security numbers might have been breached.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration said Monday it's notifying the clients that their personal information _ including name, benefits, monthly income and medical information _ might have been disclosed to other clients because of a programming error by contractor RCR Technology Corp. It says the Social Security numbers of nearly 4,000 clients might have been shared with other clients.
FSSA says the error was made April 6 and affected correspondence sent from then until May 21. It says the error was discovered May 10 and corrected May 21.
Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody is questioning why it took FSSA so long to notify the public of the security breach.
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