Vermont Department of Taxes Acknowledges Security Lapse


The Vermont Department of Taxes has admitted that 1,332 individuals' social security numbers and 245 businesses' federal ID numbers were posted online by mistake.

"The personal data were contained in a weekly batch of property transfer tax returns, according to a report by the Burlington Free Press citing a Vermont Department of Taxes statement," Infosecurity reports. "The information was available for viewing for two hours on a vendor portion of the tax department's website, the statement said."

"'All affected taxpayers will receive a letter alerting them that their personal information was inadvertently disclosed,' the statement said," the article states.

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