Texas Retirement Agency Portal Breach Affects 1.25 Million

October 24, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

A coding error in a portal of the Employee Retirement System of Texas inadvertently allowed some users to view the information of others, potentially exposing information on nearly 1.25 million of its members.

In a statement posted on its website, ERS, which administers retirement benefits, including health insurance, for state workers, says that on Aug. 17, it learned about a security issue involving its password-protected ERS OnLine portal that allowed "some, but not all," ERS members to see some other members' or certain beneficiaries' information.

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