NY: Broome County security breach put employees’ and clients’ personal information at risk

Katie Sullivan Borrelli reports:

Broome County says an unauthorized individual may have had access to the personal information of county employees and individuals who receive the county’s care, including their Social Security numbers, medical records and bank account information.

In a news release sent on its behalf by Mullen Coughlin LLC, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, the county said someone accessed a county employee email account between Nov. 20, 2018, and Jan. 2, then accessed several other accounts that had sensitive information, through credential harvesting.

An investigation began after the county was made aware of changes to an employee’s direct deposit information Jan 2.

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