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Alaska Communications Acknowledges Data Breach

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Alaska Communications recently began notifying an undisclosed number of current and former employees that their names, addresses, birthdates and Social Security numbers may have been exposed when a company computer was infected with a virus that forwarded data outside Alaska Communications' network on January 27, 2014.

"While we are not certain what, if any, information was sent to an outside party, an audit of the data available to that computer showed that personal information about you may have been at risk," company senior vice president Leonard Steinberg wrote in the notification letter [PDF].

"We are currently reviewing all our internal security procedures and are using a third party vendor to perform data security forensics and rapid risk assessment in an effort to ensure this does not happen again," Steinberg added.

All those affected are being offered one year of identity protection services from AllClear ID.

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