We previously reported that the Georgia Secretary of State’s office experienced a massive data breach in October, and didn’t find out about it until November. The breach affected approximately 6 million Georgian voters, and included their names, addresses, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers and Social Security numbers.
Following the data breach and notification to affected individuals in November after The Atlantic Journal-Constitution exposed the breach, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office was sued in a proposed class action case.
The case was voluntarily dismissed last week by the named plaintiffs as the suit accomplished their goal of making the state acknowledge that it happened and to “make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
Credit and identity theft monitoring has been offered to the affected individuals through February 14, 2016.