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2 Additional Cameron Co. Servers Missing

4 years 2 months 4 days ago Friday, May 26 2017 May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 9:04 PM May 26, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE – Cameron County said they’ve mistakenly sold more computer servers than previously thought. Those servers, filled with personal information, were sold off at auctions.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported how one of those servers was up for sale at a Brownsville flea market.

In a statement, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino announced two more servers were sold at an auction in December.

He added the county also auctioned off computers, printers and monitors.

County leaders don’t know whether those two other servers had people’s information in them or where they are, according to Trevino.

Last week, he told CHANNEL 5 NEWS they had a policy in place to prevent a similar incident from happening.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS secured the one server we reported on. Inside, we found the personal information belonging to tens of thousands of Cameron County residents.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office has custody of the server.

Trevino said the disregard for the information happened because the county’s computer equipment policy wasn’t followed correctly.

The county is currently conducting a full investigation.

Trevino said he’s asking the county to stop its practice of selling used computer equipment and to review how they retain important documents.

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