June 28, 2014

Huge Data Breach in Montana!

Holy smokes, I just read a post from SC Magazine, that describe a pretty substantial data breach at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) where DPHHS is notifying 1.3 million clients and employees of a year long data breach. The information stolen from clients include SSNs, phone numbers, birth dates, addresses and dates of service. Data belonging to employees and contractors includes SSNs, names, numbers and bank information.

And of course, they are claiming that, after investigation, that there is no knowledge of any inappropriate use of the information that was taken. I assume that they notified the individuals and offered them the generic "credit monitoring" free for a year. Hopefully this want happen in the future, but my fingers are crossed.

Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/montana-dphhs-notifies-13-million-clients-and-staffers-of-nearly-year-long-breach/article/357655/

No comments:

Post a Comment

Twitter: @Th3MattWilson