Pennsylvania birth certificate system hacked; no records stolen

Steve Esack reports:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s birth certificate system was shut down for nearly a week last month after someone hacked into an internal website but did not take or alter citizens records, a government spokesman said Friday.

An investigation is continuing into the hack, said Dan Egan, spokesman for the Office of Price Administration, which handles computer systems for Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive branch agencies. The hack was discovered June 20 and caused the system to be taken down for emergency maintenance through June 26, Egan said.

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