• Report: FEMA wrongly released personal data of millions of victims

    30 days ago - By KETV

    Personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires was wrongly given to a contractor, according to a government watchdog report.
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  • FEMA Shared the Bank Info of 2.3 Million People With an Agency Contractor

    FEMA Shared the Bank Info of 2.3 Million People With an Agency Contractor

    30 days ago - By Fortune

    A government oversight agency found the Federal Emergency Management Agency put 2.3 million survivors of natural disasters at risk for identity theft by releasing more personal information than necessary to a contractor providing temporary housing.
    The survivors were victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the 2017 California wildfires, according to the Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General.
    While FEMA is required to provide some personal information-including names, birthdays, and the last four digits of one's social security number-the agency gave more...
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  • Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

    30 days ago - By National Post

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.
    Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters. FEMA is one of Homeland Security's many agencies; the sprawling 240,000-person department also includes immigration...
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  • Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

    30 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - A government watchdog has found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017.
    Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters.
    Some information, like names, last four digits of a Social Security number are required to confirm eligibility. But FEMA also provided the contractor bank...
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