Snelling Staffing Acknowledges Data Breach

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DataBreaches.net reports that a former Snelling Staffing employee recently exposed 9,757 people's personal information, including their names, birthdates, home addresses, driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers, medical information, drug tests results, and any alleged criminal activity.

"We discovered on January 24, 2014 that on or about January 20 or January 21, 2014, the personal information of some employees and former employees of Snelling was inadvertently made available on the Internet due to the errors made during the installation of a cloud-based server at the home of a former Snelling employee," Snelling general counsel Michael J. Brennan explained in a notification letter [PDF] to those affected.

Access to the information was blocked on the same day, and all Snelling data in the former employee's possession was deleted or destroyed. "We do not believe that the information was disclosed or used in any other way by the former employee between the time the individual stopped working for Snelling and the time that the inadvertent disclosure was discovered on January 24, 2014," Brennan wrote.

All those affected are being advised to monitor their credit reports and financial statements for suspicious activity, and to consider placing fraud alerts or security freezes on their credit files.