Jobless Aid Security Breach

By: AP
By: AP

Michigan officials say someone may have improperly obtained Social Security numbers and other personal data on up to 8,500 people getting unemployment benefits in the state.
The state said Thursday that JPMorgan Chase notified Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency that the personal "may have been viewed by an unauthorized party on the bank's servers."
The banking company says about 8,500 people who use a state debit card to receive their benefits may have been affected. It says the security breach happened between mid-July and mid-September.
The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the personal information that may have been exposed also includes bank account numbers, passwords, home and email addresses and phone numbers. It says affected people are getting notice starting Thursday.


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