DEW: Former employee downloaded personal data - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

DEW: Former employee downloaded personal data

Posted: Updated:

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's unemployment agency is notifying more than 4,600 people that a former employee may have compromised their personal information.

The state Department of Employment and Workforce says notifications began going out Wednesday, a month after security software detected unauthorized downloads from human resources files to a personal flash drive.

The 4,658 people impacted are current and former employees, their children and their beneficiaries. Agency spokesman Adrienne Fairwell says it did not affect any businesses or anyone receiving unemployment benefits.

Fairwell says the employee was fired Tuesday after being on suspension since Dec. 19. That's when the State Law Enforcement Division began investigating the unauthorized download.

The data included names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers and payroll information.

The employee's name has not been released. The SLED investigation continues.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular


Like Us On Facebook

  • High Profile CasesMore>>

Powered by WorldNow


888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.


Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.