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A computer hacking incident has prompted dozens of Assembly employees to be notified this month that personal information may have been obtained.

"We can't verify that anything was taken, but the potential was there, so I'm going to err on the side of caution," Assembly administrator Jon Waldie said of notifying more than 50 employees.

Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine, whose office oversees the Legislative Data Center, said that officials discovered that a computer server had been hacked while investigating a computer outage that occurred Aug. 22.

No information was downloaded from the server, but it contained personal information, so the Assembly was notified and the decision was made to caution affected employees, Boyer-Vine said.

Waldie and Boyer-Vine declined to discuss what personal data is kept in the server.

The Assembly handles its own payroll, so it maintains a wide range of information for that purpose.

The number of employees potentially affected was a small subset of the Assembly's more than 1,000 employees.


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