Berkeley City Staff Contacted Regarding Large Data Breach

May 9, 2013

Over 10,000 individuals that work for Berkeley City are currently being contacted regarding a recent data breach. A file which included the personal information of some 11,0000 municipal employees was accessed and leaves social security numbers, income reports, and other personally identifiable information at risk for identity theft.

The city is in the process of sending out letters to both active and retired employees and staff members regarding the incident. It also includes information regarding identity theft protection services and the steps one can take to monitor financial accounts for unauthorized use of information.