Data Breach Revealed at USDA Web Site For more than a decade, the Department of Agriculture posted Social Security numbers of agricultural-grant awardees on its Web site — 63,000 names in all. It's the latest in a string of security problems uncovered at federal agencies.
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Data Breach Revealed at USDA Web Site

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Data Breach Revealed at USDA Web Site

Data Breach Revealed at USDA Web Site

Data Breach Revealed at USDA Web Site

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For more than a decade, the Department of Agriculture posted Social Security numbers of agricultural-grant awardees on its Web site — 63,000 names in all. It's the latest in a string of security problems uncovered at federal agencies.

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NPR's Allison Keyes explains.

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