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Medicaid Hack Update: 500,000 Records and 280,000 SSNs Stolen 64

Posted by timothy
from the needs-more-government-regulation dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Utah's Medicaid hack estimate has grown a second time. This time we have gone from over 180,000 Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) recipients having their personal information stolen to a grand total of 780,000. More specifically, the state now says approximately 500,000 victims had sensitive personal information stolen and 280,000 victims had their Social Security numbers (SSNs) compromised."
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Medicaid Hack Update: 500,000 Records and 280,000 SSNs Stolen

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  • ID (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @09:33AM (#39629993)

    Good thing these are only numbers which would require some sort of modern photo ID to actually use in a context where serious harm could be caused through fraudulent use.

    Right?

  • by SCHecklerX (229973) <thecaptain@captaincodo.net> on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @09:58AM (#39630319) Homepage

    I always wonder about these stories. They are obviously so ate up with their infrastructure that they don't know how to properly configure, maintain, and secure it. So how, then, do they detect the breach, which is usually far more difficult than protecting the stuff in the first place.

  • Re:What a scam (Score:4, Insightful)

    by kestasjk (933987) * on Tuesday April 10, 2012 @10:00AM (#39630357) Homepage

    Why is it happening, the information is supposed to be properly secured, and the company is supposed to follow ISO standards, no?
    Unless they outsourced to a company [...] I am without any ideas how this could happen.

    Oh I envy your naivety.. I work for an ISO9001 company and it is terrifyingly insecure.

    ISO9001 compliance has nothing to do with security, and frankly ISO9001 compliance doesn't even have very much to do with ISO9001 certification..

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