County's Xerographic Copiers Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Hello Yupette,

Did you see the recent CBS News report regarding digital xerographic copiers and identity theft?

You can see it at:

Turns out that a hard drive inside the copier retains scanned images. When copiers are replaced they are sent to be refurbished or just sold to who knows where.

This has been going on ever since copiers went digital - about 2002.

You would think with the County spending about $50 million a year on various forms of IT someone would have noticed. Nope, the old copier just gets wheeled out of the library, or wherever, and a new copier is wheeled in.