State of Alaska Fears the Worst for Possible Identity Theft Victims

February 17, 2010

The accounting firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLC, is in hot water after the Attorney General finds out that the company knew of a data breach since early December 2009, but just recently released the information.

The data breach affects some 77,000 Alaskans who will now need to be paid for identity theft protection services in the event victims arise from this situation. This is a settlement that could run Alaska millions of dollars if it becomes a serious incident.

This security breach involves the birthdates, Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information of public employees, teachers or retirees who worked for the state of Alaska before the year 2005. This could be, potentially, a huge expense and hassle for all those involved.