Impacts of Department of Health data breach remain unknown

CJ Baker reports:

The Wyoming Department of Health knows it accidentally published the personal information of 164,000 residents on a public website earlier this year. But it remains a mystery as to whether any bad actors accessed the data before the department discovered the mistake and took the files offline.

The roughly 54 files that were uploaded to GitHub.com contained names, dates of birth, addresses, some driver’s license numbers and results for COVID-19 and alcohol breath tests.

Between the data’s upload in January and deletion in March, roughly 13 IP addresses appear to have accessed the data in some form or fashion, Department of Health Interim Director Stefan Johansson said Thursday.

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