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5:15 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Vermont Credit Union Records Sent to Landfill

The Vermont State Employees Credit Union says unencrypted computer tapes containing personal data and transaction records of about 85,000 members were inadvertently thrown into a landfill.

Credit union CEO Steven Post says there's no evidence any of the information has fallen into the wrong hands.

Post says it appears data tapes were buried in a landfill and cannot be retrieved.

The credit union is working with regulators and law enforcement.

Vermont Public Radio reports the credit union has offered its members a year's free service for credit monitoring and data protection.

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