Georgians can sign up for state-funded credit monitoring, four weeks after a massive breach of sensitive data affecting 6 million voters.
A link posted Wednesday afternoon on the Georgia Secretary of State Office’s website takes users to a special sign-up site created by Austin, Texas-based CSID.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced two weeks ago his agency would provide voters a year of free credit and identity theft monitoring services, costing the state $1.2 million. Additionally, he said all Georgia voters in the breach whose identity was compromised will be eligible for identity theft restoration services if their identity is compromised over the next year.
The personal data released in the breach — including Social Security numbers, birth dates and drivers’ license numbers — appear to have been inadvertently sent out last month to 12 organizations that regularly subscribe to “voter lists” maintained by the state.
The groups receiving the data — delivered via compact disks — included state political parties, news media organizations and Georgia GunOwner Magazine.
Kemp has said all 12 data discs have either been recovered or destroyed.