NE: Hackers Breach State Database

A hacker has broken into the Nebraska Worker’s Compensation database, prompting an FBI investigation and an effort to contact those who may be affected.

Several thousand people could be affected by the breach, which was discovered last week when the state’s chief information officer noticed an unusual amount of Internet traffic traversing the Worker’s Compensation courts server.

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Workers who have filed court claims or who are collecting benefits may have had their names, addresses, birthdates and social security numbers compromised.

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