Medicaid hacked: over 181,000 records and 25,000 SSNs stolen

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    By Emil Protalinski | April 8, 2012, 1:03pm PDT

    Summary: The Utah Department of Health has been hacked. 181,604 Medicaid/CHIP recipients have had their personal information stolen. 25,096 have had their Social Security numbers (SSNs) compromised.

    The Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) notified the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) on Monday the server that houses Medicaid claims was hacked. On Wednesday, the UDOH publicly announced the breach. On Friday, DTS revealed the damage: 181,604 Medicaid and ChildrenÂ’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) recipients had their personal information stolen. Of those, 25,096 appear had their Social Security numbers (SSNs) compromised.

    The agency is cooperating with law enforcement in a criminal investigation. The hackers, who are believed to be located in Eastern Europe, breached the server in question on March 30, 2012.

    read more Medicaid hacked: over 181,000 records and 25,000 SSNs stolen | ZDNet
     
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    But who wants to steal the ID of someone who is on medicaid??????????
     
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    Utah has Poor people???
     
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    Ollie wrote: But who wants to steal the ID of someone who is on medicaid??????????

    To identity thieves looking for a source for false documentation for illegal aliens...

    ... any source will do.
     
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    True, I was thinking monetary values..........
     

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