PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Over 40,000 people in four separate counties in Colorado could have had their personal information including social security numbers exposed due to juror information that has been accessed externally, our partners at the Pueblo Chieftain are reporting.
The Colorado Judicial Branch (CJB) stated that on July 27 a person in Alaska did an internet search and found a name in samples of Colorado jury files found on the Colorado Judicial Department's (CJD) internal website.
Those jury files contained 630,945 names and corresponding social security numbers along with birth dates, according to the CJB.
The counties in Colorado that were affected include Pueblo, Crowley, Rio Grande and Weld.
There were 15,001 names exposed in both Pueblo and Weld Counties, 8,878 names in Rio Grande County and 2,260 in Crowley County, according to the Chieftain.
The Colorado State Court Administrator's Office (SCAO) shut down all internal and external access to the jury files on the CJD's website.
Every person on the list has been notified of the breach.
During the investigation, SCAO found that four of the 65 jury files contained 41,140 names which had been accessed.
Anyone concerned about their personal information being exposed can contact firstname.lastname@example.org