CMS Data Breach: 7600 Job Applicants’ Information Released

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 7,600 job applicants’ information was leaked after a CMS data breach.

According to reports, confidential information was recently released from CMS. The information leaked: 7,600 job applicants’ personal information.

CMS has given us a statement regarding the issue.
Yaviri A. Escalera, CMS Media Relations Specialist, told WCCB, “While performing legitimate work duties, a CMS employee entered into a work agreement with a vendor prior to obtaining proper authorization. The action resulted in the unauthorized release of confidential data. CMS takes the unauthorized release of information seriously and promptly informed all affected applicants as required by law. CMS has worked collaboratively with the vendor to ensure the sensitive information was destroyed and has taken measures to prevent any additional release of information.”
No additional information regarding the issue has been given at this time.