Breach in Donor Registry May Have Exposed ID's

By: Lee Gordon Email
By: Lee Gordon Email

TALLAHASSEE - State health officials say a security breach in the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry may have exposed thousands of donors' personal information, including their social security numbers.

The Agency for Health Care Administrations said Monday it has corrected the flaw, which may have allowed unauthorized users to view the personal information of roughly 55,000 donors.

The database includes donors' names, addresses, birth dates and driver license numbers. The agency is sending letters to inform individuals of the flaw.

AHCA Secretary Holly Benson said they have not received any indication that the information was accessed inappropriately. The breach happened on June 20 and was fixed a day later, but officials say they thought it best to make the public aware.

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  • by Steve Location: Tallahassee on Jul 7, 2008 at 11:46 PM
    WHY all the fuss about Social Security Numbers?? Everyone wants it now adays. When the numbering system was started, the law stated ONLY the Social Security Administration could ask for your SSN. Now every organization wants it. Why have drivers license numbers?? Since all Americans have SSN's, why not use that number?? I called my insurance company yesterday, had to give my SSN three times, I called my credit union, they asked for my ssn to verify who I am. Your number is out there and not only the big government agencies has it. how many hackers break into cash advance businesses and steal records, but it never gets reported. SSN safety is a big joke!!
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