Montana, May 2014, Department of Public Health and Human Services server got hacked compromising confidential information in 1.3 million records. As officials say, the information in the compromised records represents bank account information and other health care details.
Authorized personnel at Department of Public Health and Human Services immediately took action and shut the server down on May 22nd. Furthermore, it had been reported that an independent forensic investigation was executed after the security breach.
It has been assured that the data compromised wasn’t used for any ill intentions. In addition, the department always keeps back up for the data. However, those concerned about their security doesn’t seem to be left with much faith to put in the department or their lousy statements.
The information compromised comprises names, birth dates, full addresses and social security numbers along with bank details. In addition, state’s confidential information such as birth and death records was also compromised.
This critical hit on server security not only affects contractors and employees of department but also other individuals and stakeholders.
The state has assured that intensive security measures shall be adopted to find the loophole(s) leading to this catastrophic outcome. In addition, it has also been guaranteed that affected systems have been restored and further advancements shall be incorporated to minimize future threats to security and sensitive information on servers.