CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s office has removed all business filings from its website after one displayed an individual’s Social Security number.
Tennant told WCHS-TV the image displaying the number was immediately removed after her office was notified.
She said all business filings have been removed as a precautionary measure. Her office is reviewing the filings to ensure that businesses and their owners are protected.
Tennant said the number that was displayed was contained in a business filing submitted in 2008, before she took office. She said she implemented heightened security measures to prevent such incidents.
Countryside Insurance owner Sandra Kay Ashworth told WCHS-TV that her Social Security number was displayed on the secretary of state’s website Friday.