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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS DATA LOSS

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) announced it discovered the personal data of hundreds of its employees on a portable jump drive.  The jump drive included personal information such as Social Security numbers and payroll information.  The Oregon DOC said there’s no indication any of the personal information was misused.

The Oregon DOC was notified on January 27, 2011 of the potential data breach from a member of the general public.  The Oregon DOC does not know all of the personal information that was contained on the jump drive “[b]ecause the thumb drive was damaged prior to the department receiving it, we cannot know what was on it,” the DOC news release said.

However, the Oregon DOC admits that at least two types of information may have been breached: (1) Staff members’ personal information, including Social Security numbers; and (2) Payroll reports, including: Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) from July 31, 2005 to Sept. 30, 2007, which included names, Social Security numbers and other payroll information; Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) near Madras from Aug. 31, 2006 to Sept. 30, 2007, which included names, Social Security numbers and other payroll information; Staff members’ personal information, not including Social Security numbers from WCCF, DRCI and Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) from Oct. 1, 2007 to present, which included staff names and other payroll related information similar to what’s found on a pay stub. These reports did not include Social Security numbers.

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HAVE YOU RECEIVED A BREACH NOTIFICATION LETTER FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS?  DO YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE A VICTIM OF FRAUD OR IDENTITY THEFT?  CONTACT IDENTITY THEFT LAWYER MICAH ADKINS FOR A FREE ID THEFT INFO PACKET.