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DEED: “Data security incident” may have compromised job seekers’ personal information

WCCO digital headlines: morning of September 9, 2023

WCCO digital headlines: morning of September 9, 2023


ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says a recent “data security incident” compromised the personal information of people looking for work.

According to an email sent to recent job seekers from the MinnesotaWorks.net website, DEED has received reports of an individual claiming to be a representative of an approved employer on the site. However, when DEED contacted the employer, they learned that the person was not an employee.

The unauthorized representative viewed resumes on the website, which included email addresses, physical addresses and phone numbers. DEED says it has since revoked the person’s access and notified job seekers of the breach.

“DEED has been actively pursuing a plan to improve the infrastructure of the MinnesotaWorks.net website and implement security technology upgrades as necessary,” DEED said in a statement.

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DEED says it is not aware of any misuse of the information. Those affected are encouraged to review their credit reports.

For more information, please email [email protected].

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