Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Identity Theft of Connecticut Revenue Services Employees Data

Another stolen laptop containing unencrypted consumer data
has lead to the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) being
forced to disclose last week that
106,000 Connecticut
employees have been exposed to potential identity theft.

The stolen laptop contained taxpayer names and Social
Security Numbers (SSN).

According to the DRS website:

“Steps are being taken to protect Connecticut
residents from individuals who may try to use
this personal information in criminal ways,”
DRS Commissioner Pam Law said.

“In the meantime, we urge all state residents to
sign up for free identity theft prevention services
to ensure their personal information is safe from

So, our tip for today is directed to any Connecticut
D.R.S. employees.

Check out, using the official state website, your
personal information was part of those 106,000

But, since the state is notifying by slow USPS mail
those who are suspected of being potential identity theft
victims, let your friends and associates know of this
important warning.


At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a pretty sad state of affairs when the revenue service, responsible for tax collecting, can't even protect the data entrusted with them.

At 1:11 PM, Anonymous rambo said...

Why offer the employees "free" identity theft protection a-f-t-e-r
the crime has already happened?

Maybe if employers had to pay the cost upfront for every one of there employees, they'd be a bit more diligent in protecting the consumer data they're entrusted with.


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