Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hackers steal Utahns personal medical info, 24,000 Medicaid files |

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health advised Medicaid recipients Wednesday to monitor their credit and financial accounts following a security breach of  thousands of Medicaid claims records last week by Internet hackers.

According to UDOH, the breach occurred on March 30 as technicians from the Utah Department of Technology Services were exchanging computer servers. Information from about 24,000 files stored on servers like the one that experienced the breach could include client names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, physician's names, national provider identifiers, addresses, tax identification numbers and procedure codes designed for billing purposes.

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