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Online Breach Affects School Employees

DATA LOSS—U.S.

January 9, 2012

As many as 4,289 individuals may have had their personal information compromised after it was discovered that the Spotsylvania County school system's tax information was accessible online, Fredericksburg.com reports. An employee discovered the breach after accessing her W-2 form through a Google search. Employee names, addresses, Social Security numbers, salary earnings and taxes paid are all included on the forms. School officials did not inform the affected employees until 13 days after the issue was discovered but have since begun notifying employees by mail. 
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