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Personal info jeopardized after Workers' Comp Court computer hacked




Personal info jeopardized after Workers' Comp Court computer hacked
Personal info jeopardized after Workers' Comp Court computer hacked





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Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:02:12 -0600 (CST)
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Subject: Personal info jeopardized after Workers' Comp Court computer hacked

http://journalstar.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_b9a02f46-d3a9-11de-85e5-001cc4c002e0.html 

By Catharine Huddle
Lincoln Journal Star 
November 17, 2009

The Nebraska State Patrol and FBI are trying to figure out who hacked 
into a Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court computer server -- and 
whether the hacker took personal information.

The state agency learned last week someone had broken into a server that 
temporarily held injury reports, said Glenn Morton, court administrator 
for the Workers' Compensation Court.

Personal information, including birth dates and Social Security numbers, 
would have been in the server, he said.

Whenever a worker has a job-related injury, a report is filed with the 
Workers' Compensation Court and the information temporarily stored on 
that server, Morton said.

"Because of the way that server was set up, we can identify which 
records were on that server on the dates in question," he said. "We 
don't know how many. Probably a few thousand. Certainly less than 
5,000."

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