Database of York County job applicants hacked

YORK, S.C. (AP) — The personal data of thousands of people who applied for jobs with York County may have been stolen.

The county said Friday it sent out nearly 17,000 letters to applicant and vendors, letting them know about a flaw in a server connect to the web.

Officials say the problem was discovered in August, but they waited to report the data breach so they could find and fix it. State law also allows authorities to delay notifying people if law enforcement doesn’t think there is a security threat.

County officials say the database that was accessed had more than a decade’s worth of names and Social Security numbers.

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