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Okalahoma Agency Sells Computers with Sensitive Information on Hard Drives

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An article posted to the website of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based KJRH on May 21st, reports that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is removing hard drives from all surplus computer equipment after a server containing the names and Social Security numbers of thousands of residents was sold at a recent auction.

Reportedly, an Oklahoma City resident discovered more than 5,000 Social Security numbers after purchasing the server and other surplus state computer equipment at an auction last month.

State policy requires sensitive information to be erased from surplus equipment before it is auctioned, and erasing sensitive data is the responsibility of the agencies that owned the equipment.

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