The social security numbers and home addresses of thousands of unemployment applicants inadvertently were exposed this week in three states that had contracted with Deloitte to build unemployment portals. In Ohio, Illinois and Colorado, thousands who applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, a type of unemployment newly available to the self-employed and gig workers, received notice that their personal information, including social security numbers, addresses, names and how much they were receiving in benefits, was exposed to other users. A flaw in the system allowed three dozen applicants across to view the information of thousands. According to a spokesperson for the consulting firm, Deloitte halted the unauthorized access within an hour in each case.
Source: ABC News