Hackers Steal California State Employees Social Security Numbers?

Yahoo News / Associated Press – May 24, 2002

Hackers Break Into California Computers

Does it make you feel better to know that not even California Governor Gray Davis is immune from possible identity theft? It appears that on April 7th, hackers broke into a California state computer system that houses the names, social security numbers, and maybe even bank information for 260,000 state employees ó including Gov. Gray Davis and his staff. It’s not clear if the hackers took anything or have used the information to commit identity theft. The servers have since been patched to keep this from happening again. Right.

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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