Glitch compromises emails on Department of Revenue LISTSERV

The Department of Revenue is apologizing for a glitch in one of its LISTSERVs that compromised the privacy of roughly 140,000 subscribers.

The department uses the voluntary LISTSERV ran by the state's technology services agency to tell business owners about changes to the state sales tax rate.

Spokesperson Kim Schmanke said a setting was accidentally changed revealing the emails of some of those subscribers.

Schmanke said only the emails of individuals who hit reply all to the LISTSERV email were impacted. The others remained confidential.

Schmanke also added that the department had not been hacked and no other information was compromised.

While the department is not sure how the setting was changed, it has been corrected so that emails will not be compromised in the future.

Schmanke said the department also verified that the setting which caused the issue had not been changed on any other LISTSERVs offered by the Department of Revenue.

Copyright 2016 KING


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