Washington State Employment Security Division

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 8, 2011
Olympia , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
1 000
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Authorities discovered that names and Social Security numbers of hundreds of Employment Security Division state employees were in the possession of a man who intended to misuse and profit from the information. The man was arrested and held on 50 counts of identity theft. It appears that the employee information was stolen from a car parked on the state Capital campus sometime in 2009. Authorities are still notifying those who were affected by incident.