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Investigation into data breach that affected Cameron County election workers continues

2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago Thursday, May 12 2022 May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022 8:34 PM May 12, 2022 in News - Local

The Cameron County elections administrator is among those affected by a data breach in the department.

A letter from the third-party human resources platform Easy Vote notified election workers in Cameron County that their personal information was accessed and made available online.

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The data leak going back as far as 2016 when the county first started using the company.

“I think it's very concerning, but unfortunately it's a reality of the computerized world we live in,” Cameron County Elections Administrator Remi Garza said, adding that no election or voter registration data was affected. 

A cybersecurity expert and UTRGV professor said the best ways to protect your data includes changing your password, signing up for two-factor authentication and watching your accounts.

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