Utah Medicaid records stolen by hackers

Apr 4 2012 - 1:33pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Hackers have stolen approximately 24,000 Medicaid claims containing the personal information of patients from the Utah Health Department.

Officials with the Utah Department of Technology Services say in a news release Tuesday the attack was successful despite a multi-layered security system on the server.

Officials say the security breach began Friday and was stopped Monday when they shut down the affected server. All of the other servers used by state agencies are being checked to ensure that no other attacks have happened.

Officials say the claims accessed include the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, physician names and other personal information.

An investigation is underway to determine which clients could be impacted. Officials are advising all Medicaid patients to monitor their credit rating and bank accounts.


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