Health & Welfare Dept. Personal Data Hacked
If you participate in Idaho's Health & Welfare department's Infant Toddler Program or Mental Health Services, your -along with as many as 2,600 Idahoan's- personal information may have been accessed without authorization.
According to Boise Weekly, investigators confirmed the incident:
the suspect gained access to an email account of an employee's of OS Inc., IDHW's claim management system provider. Hackers ultimately compromised the protected health information of thousands of Idaho clients.
According to Boise Weekly, IDHW officials said the personal data that was stolen including names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth and other sensitive data.
IDHW released a statement yesterday, ensuring that the impacted email had been secured and that they've "implemented additional safeguards." If you feel that your personal data may have been compromised, you can get more information by calling their toll-free dedicated assistance line, 1-866-775-4209, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.