Tyler Pension Management Solutions Puts 650 at RiskFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2007 UPDATED: July 14, 2008
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
WOBURN, Massachusetts. In August, 2007 a file that appeared to contain the full names, ages, social security numbers, and other pension information of more than 650 individuals was posted on a Tyler Pension Management Solutions website, and available through a major search engine.
Tyler Pension Management Solutions (NYSE: TYL) is a Pension Management Solutions company that offers local- or remote-access retirement management. According to their website,
"Members can run retirement estimates safely and securely over the Internet. Retirees, too, can access information on such topics as cost-of-living and pensions- in the convenience of their own home.... our .NET solution is easy to build, deploy and administer secure and powerful applications"
It is unclear whether the breached file was related to Tyler's online Pension Management tools. The company was notified, and acted promptly to take the file offline and clear search engine caches. At this time, we are not aware of other action, or a press release. If we become aware of a press release, we will post a link to it here.
UPDATE, 14 Jul 2008: In early July, 2008 victims of this breach learned of the exposure for the first time from ssnbreach.org. After contacting Tyler Pension Management Solutions, the president of Pension Management Solutions, Mark Minervini, contacted the Liberty Coalition and confirmed that they would notify affected individuals directly.
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.
National ID Watch is a search engine for personal information breaches. Sponsored by the Washington, DC non-profit Liberty Coalition, NationalIDWatch.org provides more than a million free personalized Identity Exposure Reports™ as a public service.
Each Identity Exposure Report (IXR) documents what types of personal information were exposed (such as Social Security Numbers, Birth Dates, Addresses, etc.), without revealing them. Each IXR also details the situation surrounding each exposure, and contact information of those responsible for the breach. Armed with this information, victims can further investigate, take action, or correct harm.