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Lax security left employees' data vulnerable




Lax security left employees' data vulnerable
Lax security left employees' data vulnerable



http://www.ajc.com/news/lax-security-left-employees-134909.html 

By Aaron Gould Sheinin
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 9, 2009 

An audit of state government's accounting office found lax computer 
security that left thousands of state employees' personal information 
vulnerable to theft by hackers.

No evidence was found that personal and financial information was 
stolen, according to the audit, released last week. But the report noted 
that weaknesses in the system allowed investigators to "in full access 
to servers, databases and information."

The review of the State Accounting Officenformation systems "revealed 
significant deficiencies in the protection of sensitive information and 
critical computer systems," the Department of Audits and Accounts' 
report says.

State Accounting Office officials did not return repeated messages for 
comment on the audit. The agency has already addressed many of the 
problems, however, according to its written response to the audit's 
results.

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