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Anyone else get one of these letters from the state last week?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by notazombie, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. notazombie

    notazombie Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Idiots... http://www.kptv.com/story/26776035/worksource-oregon-data-breach-affects-850000-people

    I won't even go in to how useless the WorkSource Oregon website was but this is ridiculous. I signed up over 6 years ago and haven't logged in in over 5. I have a coworker who got the same letter who hasn't been in the Oregon unemployment system for over 20 years. How long are those eff-tards hanging on to our info? Why doesn't it get purged after a given amount of time? And lastly, who do you think is paying for the "free" credit monitoring that they are offering all of us who got the letter?
     
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  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I got a letter Also. its been like 5 years for me. now I'm supposed to give all my information to somebody else so they can have it stolen as well? Been so long for me I can't even remember my password so I got locked out and I have to call those tards to figure out how to get into the system again. Sadly the bureaucrats rank my credit security/score right up there with actual drivers licenses and border security.
     
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  3. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Co-worker got that letter.

    The government will never throw away data on you. Like any other org, data is king, and it is hugely cheap to just keep it around if it is stored electronically.
     
  4. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I got one of those letters, and I have never even had an online account with the State. I'm not sure what to do.
     
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    One of the Gestapo's primary works in the Pre-war years was to built a monumental data system on every person of interest in Europe, the aim was to have the ability to blackmail or seduce the people in power and those who supported them. The system was massive and took-up a gigantic building, it was essentially a manually driven analog computer using punch cards that referenced and cross-referenced the file number(s) using dozens of nodes. The entire Nazi govt, right down street sweepers and postmen became data collection centers for the Gestapo
     
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  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Stasi did too IIRC.

    I used to work with a guy who used to work on the system that detected social/personal relationships based on purchases, financial transactions, phone numbers, where you lived, who lived near you or at the same address, etc.

    Casinos use it to detect when they employees are in league with cheaters.

    The government now uses it to figure out who is a potential terrorist or in a conspiracy. It usually takes more than one link, and you need to be closer than a certain "distance" in the "network" to be suspect.

    Kind of like a "Kevin Bacon" number in concept.

    Now the government has much more data though - they have ALL of the phone metadata - who you call and when and where (where your phone was when the call was made, etc.) and if they want more details, they can of course track you by where your phone is whether you are making a call or not, and then they put that together with the rest of their data which includes everybody elses metadata, some peoples position data, the locations of businesses and what kind of business it is.

    So if you go to buy ammo and even if you pay cash, they may know you went to a sporting goods store to buy that ammo - or know the percentage of chance that you were at that store - if they have a specific interest in you (they would basically only do this for someone they were actively investigating).
     
  7. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    or you simply have to be a veteran who votes conservatively and hangs out on firearm forums.....

    Brutus Out
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bunch of incompetent governmental idiots! Probably every scrap of data that every goverment agency has collected has been compromised and they don't even know it!
     
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  9. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I got a letter too, that was about 7 years ago! I sure don't remember passwords or anything, but I signed up for the free one year identity theft protection. You have to call a phone number and they give you a password to sign up on line. Better than nothing.
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I got one and I've NEVER been enrolled in the "work-source" thing-a-ma-bob.... But my wife is, and she told me she had to enter MY info too when SHE had to sign up!!

    W... T... F?!!
     
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  11. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    Me thinks your on to something there.
     
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  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Even worse is what they get rid of without knowing.
    How many companies have copy machines and make copies of sensitive documents and then get rid of the copy machines after a few years.

     
  13. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    What the hell? These business's don't know about this? This is really disturbing.