State Inadvertently Shares Social Security Numbers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say Social Security numbers and other information about thousands of Georgians have been inadvertently shared by a state agency.

The Georgia Department of Labor says one of its employees mistakenly sent the data on 4,757 unemployed residents to about 1,000 people. The information was sent at 3:58 p.m. Thursday, in the form of an email and attachment.

Officials say people whose information was shared are primarily from Cobb and Cherokee counties, and people in those same counties received the information by mistake.

State labor officials say they will provide free credit monitoring services to all of the people affected.


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