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DOC Workers' Data Compromised

DATA LOSS—U.S.

February 11, 2011

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) announced that a non-employee had access to a thumb drive that may have contained the payroll information of up to 550 staffers from at least three correctional facilities. KTVZ reports that the DOC and the state police are investigating the breach. An agency spokesperson said, "We do not believe the breach was malicious in intent, nor do we have any indication at this time that the personal information has been used or misused." The DOC is offering free credit protection to those affected and is reviewing its internal security practices to prevent future breaches.
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