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Hackers Break Into State Personnel Computers

The State | IN BRIEF / SACRAMENTO

May 25, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Computer hackers have broken into a state computer system that contains personal financial information of about 260,000 state workers, including top officials, authorities said Friday.

The system contains payroll deduction information, including last names, first names, middle initials, Social Security numbers and possibly banking information for state workers.

The information covers employees of all ranks, even Gov. Gray Davis and his staff.

"The governor is a potential victim in this because he is one of those state employees," said Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas.

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