Contributed by Lee Kim, Esq.


Representatives from the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) announced details of a data breach by hackers involving 24,000 Medicaid claims.  Information which may have been compromised included names, addresses, social security numbers, birth dates, and procedure codes according to the UDOH.

According to the UDOH blog:

"DTS had recently moved the claims records to a new server, and hackers believed to be operating out of Eastern Europe were able to circumvent the server’s multi-layered security system. The affected server has been shut down, and new security measures have since been implemented. The agency takes such attacks by thieves seriously and is cooperating with law enforcement in a criminal investigation."

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