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FSSA personal information leak was smaller than reported

by Stephanie Wiechmann

July 31, 2013

A report by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says only a handful of Hoosiers had their personal information leaked in a breach announced last month.  In June, FSSA notified more than 187,000 people that their personal information might have been shared with other clients of the agency.  Today, a review of the breach says that only 16 people had their full Social Security numbers shared.  Some personal information from another 48 people was shared – but did not include full Social Security numbers.  FSSA Secretary Debra Minott says its vendor RCR Technologies is responsible for the computer programming error and is paying for credit monitoring for those 64 people.