Metro accidentally releases workers’ Social Security numbers

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Metro has advised nearly 4,700 past and present employees that their social security numbers were published accidentally on the transit agency’s Web site last month.

The information was posted between June 9 and 25 as part of a solicitation from Metro to companies interested in providing worker’s compensation and risk management services. The document mistakenly included the social security numbers of 4,675 employees. A smaller group of employees had their names and social security numbers posted in the lengthy document. Metro officials continue to analyze the information for any other data breaches.