Texas Education Agency Exposes SSNs of Three People OnlineFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2008
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
AUSTIN, Texas. Earlier this month, the Texas Education Agency has posted the names, social security numbers, and birth dates of three individuals who applied to take the GED. The report is dated March 23, 1998, and was online between at least October 1999 and December 2008, or almost 10 years.
The three individuals on this list are at extreme risk of identity theft.
Individuals affected by this exposure should immediately visit www.nationalidwatch.org and search for their names, to confirm what types of personal information were exposed. NationalIDWatch.org has a list of recommended steps victims should take.
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