Personal Info Of Over 1000 Applicants Gets Posted Online
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas public housing group accidentally posted online the personal information from about 1,100 applicants.
The Lubbock Housing Authority has asked those applicants to contact the organization to get free access to credit monitoring.
The AP reports on Tuesday reported the internal information, such as Social Security numbers, was wrongly posted online Dec. 23. Executive director Mike Chapman says the personal data remained online until the error was discovered Dec. 29.
Chapman says the information that should have been made public was winners of a lottery system for a waiting list to get public housing assistance. The authority provides subsidized housing to low and moderate income families.
Applicants whose personal information wrongly ended up online were notified Jan. 12.