Breach-Related Credit Monitoring Exceeds $600,000
DATA LOSS—U.S.February 14, 2012
The cost of credit monitoring following last year's breach in the Texas Comptroller's Office where information including names, addresses and Social Security numbers was accidentally placed on a publicly accessible server has exceeded $600,000, The Dallas Morning News reports. Investigations into the breach are continuing, the report states, but officials have noted "the state has found no indication that personal details were misused." More than 100,000 people enrolled in credit monitoring offered by the office, the report states, resulting in "a state payment of $600,492 for the service" in addition to costs the comptroller has agreed to pay out of her campaign account.