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Sheriff's Department database leak puts snitches at risk




Sheriff's Department database leak puts snitches at risk
Sheriff's Department database leak puts snitches at risk



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/14/confidential_sheriff_database/ 

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
14th December 2010 

A Colorado sheriff's department mistakenly exposed a sensitive database 
that contained names, addresses and other details on about 200,000 
people, including confidential drug informants.

Thousands of pages of confidential information collected by the Mesa 
County Sheriff's Department were vulnerable from April until November 
24, when someone tipped authorities, according to the Associated Press.

A system administrator moved the database to what was believed to be a 
secure server, a county spokeswoman told the news service. It was first 
accessed by an outside computer on October 30. Other computers continued 
to access it over the next 25 days.

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