VITA Faces Hacking Questions

Some Virginia lawmakers say they’re not getting the answers they need from Virginia’s Information Technology Agency or Vita.

The FBI and Virginia State Police are investigating a security breach that took place in the state’s prescription drug monitoring database. On April 30th, a hacker accessed about 35 million computerized prescription records. Sandra Ryals, director of the Department of Health Professions, says the state sent out 530,000 notifications to Virginians informing them of the breach.

However, the state is still not certain how many people had their social security numbers and other personal information compromised. Republican delegate Bob Marshall argued, “I’m shocked that the administration still doesn’t know how many social security numbers have been breached here and it’s been two and a half months.”

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