Hackers Access Medicaid Records

Another breach of the day.  The fact that the bad guys were from Eastern Europe doesn’t really mean much since this type of crime is necessarily global in nature.  Hopefully those affected won’t be the target of fraud or identity theft.

Hackers, believed to be from Eastern Europe, recently accessed 24,000 Medicaid claims for Utah patients.

The Utah Department of Technology Services had recently moved the claims to a new server, and hackers were able to circumvent the server’s multi-layered security system, according to a Utah Department of Health release. “The affected server has been shut down, and new security measures have since been implemented,” the release states.

http://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/articles.php?art_id=4654&rf=2012-04-05-eh&elq=d039b1a5554b4697b18500469eb95138&elqCampaignId=3169

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