Utah breach may have compromised over 25,000 Social Security numbers

By | April 9, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by John Ribeiro

In this article “A data breach on a server of the Utah Department of Technology Services appears to have compromised the Social Security numbers of 25,096 individuals, the department of health of the western U.S. state said.

The breach, believed to be the work of Eastern European hackers, resulted in the removal of personal information of about 181,604 Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) recipients from the server, Utah Department of Health said Friday. Medicaid is a government health care program in the U.S.

The UDOH said on Wednesday that the impact of the breach on the claims data server was limited to about 24,000 claims. The initial breach was likely to have happened on March 30, it said.”

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