Metro Hard Drives Containing YOUR Personal Info Put Up For Auction

WMATA protocol states all computers used by Metro staff are to be cleared of proprietary information. That did not happen according to a new report from Metro’s inspector general.

According to a report released in May, an audit conducted in August revealed that two hard drives available for public auction contained thousands of files and the names of several previous users.

“These hard drives contained WMATA business data and user personally identifiable information (PII), which in the wrong hands, could be used for other than legitimate purposes,” the report says.

The inspector general’s recommendation includes increased security controls. The Metro agreed with the recommendation.

The last documented incident of this same issue was reported in 2012 by the previous inspector.


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