An unauthorized individual accessed the Mid Atlantic Career Consortium Employment Services database, or “MACC” website, Workforce West Virginia announced Tuesday.
Workforce says it learned of the breach on April 13, 2021 and ‘immediately took steps to secure the network.’
Workforce West Virginia reports that files were not downloaded, extracted or manipulated.
A computer forensic firm hired to help determine what happened determined some personal information stored in the job seekers database was potentially accessible including name, address, phone number, date of birth, and Social Security number.
Notification letters have been sent to affected constituents with instructions for those individuals to take if needed and included contact information for the third-party forensic firm.
WorkForce Commissioner Scott Adkins will be present during Governor Justice’s virtual briefing on Thursday, June 24, to discuss the incident and answer questions.
To help prevent something like this from happening again, WorkForce says it has implemented additional technical safeguards.