Hacker gets into state database, officials say

Hacker gets into state database, officials say

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) - Authorities are looking for the person who hacked into a state employment database earlier this year, getting access to names, date of births and Social Security numbers.

According to a report from Little Rock television station KATV, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said the data from Arkansas JobLink was accessed between March 3 and March 14.

The state agency noted that law enforcement was called and an independent forensic firm was brought in to find out the cause and scope of what happened.

"This investigation revealed that by exploiting a code misconfiguration, the hacker was able to see the name, date-of-birth, and social security numbers of affected job seekers accounts," the agency said.

While authorities have been able to eliminate any further problems, people with information on the website are asked to check their credit reports and accounts periodically.

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