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Texas comptroller apologizes for security breach

Texas comptroller apologizes for security breach

POSTED: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:24pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 3:27pm

SAN ANTONIO — State Comptroller Susan Combs says human error and not malicious intent lies behind her office's exposing of the personal information of 3.5 million Texans.

But she also noted in an interview with The Associated Press that authorities are still investigating.

Combs apologized Thursday for the security breach, and said there is no indication that any of the information has been misused.

Addresses, Social Security numbers and some birth dates and driver's license numbers have been placed on a publicly accessible comptroller's office computer server for nearly a year — and in some cases even longer.

Combs office first announced the problem April 11. The Republican comptroller says she'll use her own campaign funds to provide identity restoration services to anyone whose information could be abused.

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To the person who thinks its a republican thing, Its not they are all thief's, liars and dishonest. Why else do you think they went for public office.Democrats lie just like republicans, heck look at that trash in the white house giving americas borrowed money to countries that hate america.China still lets us write checks for now.Yes she should resign along with the president and anyone who is elected should be sentenced to life in prison for corruption.All of them are criminals.

i agree with you, rew--she should resign--
if you or i had done this, would 'i'm sorry' be sufficient???

What took her so long?
The citizens of Texas elected this incompetenet Republican so they should pay for her s crewup. If you do not want to pay for the s crewup then do not vote for her or any other moron Republican.
I wonder if she is a natural born citizen too, Lets see her birth certificate and a utility bill in her name to prove that she is a citizen of Texas being she sure has spent a lot of tax dollars going to spain to watch formula 1 races.

I think she should resign in good faith for such a act of this size, We don't need people who cant think keeping track of our life's. This woman has put our life's in serious danger and says sorry? She is a total failure and puts our state at danger also. What else has she done and covered up. I am sure that this was only brought to the public because it leaked out. Well once your credit is compromised its to late. It will take years to get your life back.

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