NC Dept. of Health & Human Services Suffers Data Breach

CHARLOTTE, NC — If you applied for a job at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, you could be at risk for identity theft.

The department says someone sent an email in error that contained social security numbers and drug test results of about six thousand job applicants.

DHHS says it learned about the breach on September 27, notified the victims and started investigating.

The department is reviewing procedures to try to avoid this in the future.