A sophisticated hacker broke into a Georgia state database, and gained access to more than a half-million personal records on state employees. Included were names and social security numbers, as well as ACH data for retirees receiving direct deposits.
So far, the GTA has not been notified by any employees in the system of problems, but they aren’t taking any chances.
What the hell are they waiting for? Half the population of Georgia is in Atlanta, and even if the hacker doesn’t have full address information when trying to verify an identity (for, say, getting a credit card in someone else’s name), all they have to do is say “I live on Peachtree” and they’re in.
Notification, boys and girls, notification.