Did The Texas Agriculture Department Really Wait 32 Days To Notify Families About An Information Hack?

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By Alain StephensFebruary 14, 2018 11:51 am,

Activist Trey Blocker, who is challenging incumbent State Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller in the Republican primary, says that personal information of over 700 students and families on the free and reduced price lunch program was released in October after a ransomware attack on an agriculture department laptop.

In an online commentary, Block wrote, “The hack led to the loss of names, social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses and more. For reasons unknown, the agriculture department did not notify the families affected until November 22, 32 days after the breach.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

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