NASWA Exposes 1,146 Social Security Numbers OnlineFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2007
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
WASHINGTON, DC. In March 2006, the National Association of State Work Force Agencies (NASWA) posted a file containing the full names, social security numbers, and dates of birth of 1,446 individuals who apparently participated in a program offered by the agencies. The organization was notified in March, 2006, and the file was taken offline. However, the file remained in online caches until at least October, 2008.
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