For Immediate Release
Think Finds Flaw Revealing Up To 100,000 Social Security Numbers
BOSTON, MA -- February 23, 2005 -- Think Computer Corporation has released another security-related White Paper detailing how anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 Social Security numbers may have been accessible to the public for several years. The discovery of the flaw is particularly timely given the recent controversy surrounding similar problems at ChoicePoint, Inc., as well as changes in California state law that require companies to notify California residents whose Social Security numbers may have been compromised.
Though PayMaxx, Inc., the company responsible for the problem, was contacted repeatedly and urged to remedy the problem, a representative responded by saying, "we already cooperate with a significantly experienced testing agency and have been tested several times for security issues."
Since PayMaxx, Inc. provides payroll services to its clients, salary data and home addresses were also exposed.
The paper is available at:
Think was founded in 1998 with the long-term goal of developing simple, useful computer software. Today, Think's web-based programs take advantage of cloud computing to help businesses large and small manage their daily operations from accounting to sales and marketing. Think is on the web at http://www.thinkcomputer.com.
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