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[Dataloss] Mississippi - Identity details found on state site

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Sun Jul 16 2006 - 14:56:37 CDT


http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060716/NEWS/607160386/1001

By Joshua Cogswell
July 16, 2006

Until Friday morning, the secretary of state's Web site was a potential
gold mine for would-be identity thieves.

More than 2 million documents - thousands containing individuals' Social
Security numbers - called Uniform Commercial Code filings had been
available for public perusal.

But after calls from concerned residents, privacy advocates and The
Clarion-Ledger, the secretary of state's office on Friday disabled links
to the documents.

UCC filings are necessary when a person puts up collateral to secure a
loan. The information was put online to make it easier for lenders to
access the information.

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