Email phishing attack on Georgia health department exposes 45,732 individuals’ info 

As a result of the security occurrence, DHS rolled out identity and access management alternatives to increase security and avoid future attacks.

The Georgia Department of Human Services began informing 45,732 individuals in October of an e-mail hacking event that exposed their personal info.

DHS reported the breach to HHS on Oct. 9 as impacting 45,732 individuals. Details exposed through the incident includes Social Security numbers, names, dates of birth, county of house, Medicaid recognition numbers, medical companies and Medicaid medical insurance coverage recognition numbers.

DHS found the attack on Aug. 10; the department found that hackers had had the ability to retain certain emails that included individual details and safeguarded health information of kids and grownups included in kid protective services cases of the firms family and kids services division. The attacks occurred between May 3-15.

Jackie Drees –
Monday, October 26th, 2020

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