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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)
By Joey Garrison and Chas Sisk
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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- Worker said he downloaded data to work from home (fwd) InfoSec News (Dec 18)