Hillsborough transit agency's data breach leads to firing, investigation

Published Oct. 27, 2012

TAMPA — Employees of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority found out Thursday that their Social Security numbers and bank information may have been compromised in an internal data breach, according to a memorandum from the agency.

The agency fired an information systems employee in connection with the leak. An internal system scan uncovered the leak, said Marcia Mejia, a HART spokeswoman. It is unknown how many of the authority's 750 employees were affected. .

As of Thursday, HART has not filed a police report about the incident because it working to complete an internal investigation, Mejia said.