Boeing Employee Emails 36,000 Coworkers’ Personal Info to Spouse

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Boeing has started notifying the 36,000 employees whose personal information was mistakenly leaked via email, according to Threatpost.

A Boeing employee had a problem formatting a spreadsheet and emailed it to his spouse for help, wrote Boeing Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Marie Olson in a letter to the Washington State attorney general notifying the state of the data breach.

The spreadsheet contained names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, and other accounting code and employee identification information—but tucked away in “hidden” columns. The employee sent the email Nov. 21, though it wasn’t discovered until January.

Boeing is offering employees two years of identity protection services.