Hackers who broke into government computers last weekend likely stole Social Security numbers and other personal information of thousands of people, including children, who have received public assistance in Utah. Approximately 182,000 beneficiaries of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program had their personal information stolen, and about 25,000 Social Security numbers were compromised, Utah Department of Health officials said.
HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt declared a public health emergency to ensure that individuals, including those enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in Louisiana, continue to receive the... Read Post
State officials say a computer breach 10 days ago is far worse than they originally thought. Hackers made off with 280,000 Social Security numbers and "approximately 500,000 other victims had less-sensitive information stolen." Read Post