WI: Adams County data breach exposed personal information of 258,120 people

From the yeah-this-isn’t-good dept.

Caitlin Shuda reports:

A data breach exposed the names, addresses, personal information and even photographs of more than 250,000 people with information on Adams County computer systems.

Officials in a statement on Friday said they do not have evidence that personal data was stolen, but urged those affected by the breach to take steps against possible identity theft as a precaution.

But it gets a lot worse as you keep reading, because it seems that attackers accessed personal information from multiple state agencies. That information included  personal identification information, health information and tax information from multiple departments including the Veterans Service Office, Health and Human Services, Child Support and the Sheriff’s Office. And if that’s not disturbing enough, the access occurred between  between Jan. 1, 2013 and March 28, 2018.

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