Personal Data on Atlanta FFs Leaked


Atlanta Fire Rescue employees got a letter Friday alerting them that a security breach had occurred involving some of their personal information.

Private and sensitive information including addresses, identification numbers, and Social Security numbers were all leaked onto the Internet.

Interim Fire Chief Joel Baker stated, "We take any breach of confidential data extremely seriously."

Baker said someone used the sensitive data on a personal laptop and it was accessed by another computer via the Internet.

The fire department recommended that employees register for credit monitoring, which the city of Atlanta has arranged to provide for one year at no charge.

The information has since been removed from the Internet.

A full investigation into how the breach happened is ongoing.

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