Jan 042012
 
 January 4, 2012  Breaches

More on that case in Connecticut where response to subpoenas disclosed Social Security numbers. From the Wall Street Journal:

Connecticut’s attorney general has asked Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) if the bank improperly released customers’ Social Security numbers with identifying information.

A Wells Fargo representative said the company would provide affected individuals with protection against identity theft.

Attorney General George Jepsen said published reports suggested Social Security numbers of some individuals, together with identifying information, were included on at least two subpoenas issued to Wells Fargo from the state Department of Social Services. Jepsen said the reports also suggested the company provided copies of those subpoenas to customers without redacting the personal information of the other customers

Read more on WSJ.

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