MN: About 500 impacted in Ramsey County Social Services data breach

Bisi Onile-Ere reports:

A cyber attack on the Ramsey County Social Services may have comprised hundreds of clients’ private health information.

In August, hackers gained access to the accounts of 28 employees in an attempt to divert their paychecks.

“At Ramsey County this is the first time that we experienced something like this,” said John Siqveland, Ramsey County public communications director.

An assessment by a data security firm revealed in October, that during the August security breach, the personal information of roughly 500 Ramsey County Social Services clients may have been exposed.

“Most of the clients that were compromised used our chemical or mental health services,” said Siqveland.

The hackers may have accessed their social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and a limited amount of medical information.

Read more on Fox9. At the time of this posting, I am not finding any notice on the county’s site.

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