Hackers get thousands of government workers’ info from Healthways subcontractor

Andrea Zelinski reports:

Personal information on more than 60,000 government employees who participated in Tennessee’s employee health screenings may be at risk for identity theft, according to state officials.

An unknown source hacked into Onsite Health Diagnostics’ computer system, according to spokeswoman Lisa MacKenzie. Information like employees’ name, date of birth, address, email address, phone number and gender were accessible in the breach, according to OHD, a company hired by the state’s wellness contractor, Healthways.

Details like social security numbers, employee IDs or medical information were not obtainable, the company said in a letter to affected employees dated Aug. 8.

The breach was discovered April 11 and traced back to having happened as early as Jan. 4, said OHD.

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