By Theodore Kim
theodore.kim (at) indystar.com
January 26, 2007
The names and Social Security numbers of about 4,000 employees at the
Indiana Department of Transportation late last year were inadvertently
left on a computer server accessible to all agency employees and some
private contractors, officials announced today.
Andy Dietrick, an agency spokesman, said there is no evidence any fraud
occurred. Even so, INDOT Commissioner Karl B. Browning today sent each
employee a letter informing them of the situation and encouraging them
to keep tabs on their credit standings and financial accounts.
The file containing the information remained posted on the server
between September and December. The file was accessible to any INDOT
employee with computer access and a few private contractors, Dietrick
"This appears to be not malicious, but rather a case of someone
inadvertently dragging a file to the wrong place," he said.
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