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Worker said he downloaded data to work from home (fwd)
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:49:51 +0000 (UTC)

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131216/NEWS/312160048/1972/NEWS02?nclick_check=1&utm_content=buffer58453

By Joey Garrison and Chas Sisk
The Tennessean
Dec. 16, 2013

A state employee who resigned last week told investigators that he downloaded data on 6,300 Nashville teachers so he could work from home, despite having been warned to keep his computer secure.

Steven T. Hunter, a 24-year-old former information technology worker for the state Department of Treasury, told the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that he emailed information from a state computer system using a personal account “to perform his duties at home,” TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Monday.

But a personnel file released Monday shows that Hunter had been reprimanded, in November, for leaving a state laptop on his desk after work, violating rules meant to protect state computers and data. That incident, combined with other warnings about interoffice communications, appear to have led to Hunter’s resignation Thursday.

The Department of Treasury and the TBI announced over the weekend that Hunter had illegally uploaded a Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System file containing Social Security numbers, full names and dates of birth on active Metro Nashville teachers from a work email to a personal email address before leaving state government.

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