It said a former SEC employee inadvertently and unknowingly downloaded the names, birthdates and Social Security numbers of employees onto a thumb drive, and then transferred them to the other agency.
And it also appears from this information that SECs chief information officer and senior agency official on privacy, Thomas Bayer, is an incompetent fool, a liar, or both for trying to make us believe an SEC employee could do all of those activities in the proper order and with accompanying actions, "inadvertently and unknowingly."
Just so you can prepare for the inevitable, this is how "bubbles" are created: stock market bubbles, housing bubbles, credit bubbles, and even the dark side of humanity kind of bubbles.
Bubbles also come with a usually ignored warning: Eventually, bubbles go "POP!".