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From: Henry Brown (hbrownknology.net)
Date: Sun Jul 15 2007 - 06:40:12 CDT
From the Columbus Dispatch on July 14, 2007
Workers on the state's new payroll and accounting system were told in
April to remove Social Security numbers and other sensitive information
from the main network but didn't do it, records released yesterday suggest.
As a result, the data ended up on a computer backup tape that was stolen
late June 10 or early June 11 from a state intern's car, affecting more
than 1 million people or businesses and costing the state an estimated
$2.2 million so far.
Officials have said it was Miller who started the practice two or three
years ago of sending backup data home nightly with interns on a rotating
The idea was to keep a copy of the data away from the office in case of
a disaster, but the project policy last updated in April 2002 clearly
said the information was to go home with the network administrator
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