New Jersey state computers full of personal date almost auctioned off 

Hundreds of surplus New Jersey state computers almost went out for auction with their hard disks still full of the most confidential ID information. Data included taxpayers’ Social Security numbers, reports on child abuse suspects, a judge’s tax returns and a list of state employees’ computer passwords. A late-stage audit of computers in the New Jersey surplus-property warehouse found sensitive information in storage on more than three-fourths of the hard disks.

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