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Personal information exposed on a Chicago Board of Elections website

Updated: December 15, 2012 6:34AM

Due to a breach of a website maintained by the Chicago Board of Elections, sensitive personal information for about 1,200 people who applied to work as equipment trouble shooters at polling places has been exposed.

The exposed information — names, drivers license numbers, birth dates and the last four digits of social security numbers — came to light after the computer security firm Forensicon said it uncovered the problem Tuesday, Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen said.

Election officials shut down the site within minutes of learning about the problem, Allen said. There is no indication anyone other than Forensicon employees accessed the information on the 1,200 people who applied for work.

Mitch Dudek

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