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[Dataloss] TX: FBI Investigating Possible DSHS Hacker

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Mon Jun 28 2010 - 07:03:37 CDT


http://www.texastribune.org/texas-state-agencies/department-state-health-services-dshs/fbi-investigating-possible-dshs-hacker/

The FBI is investigating whether a hacker broke into the state's confidential
cancer registry, possibly holding personal information and medical records
hostage.

Health and Human Services Commissioner Tom Suehs says state health officials
notified his office in early May that a hacker was holding the Texas Cancer
Registry hostage and demanding a ransom. Suehs says preliminary investigation
results from the FBI indicate the threat may be a hoax, and officials with the
Department of State Health Services, which oversees the cancer registry, say
they don.t believe the names, dates of birth, social security numbers and
personal medical information contained in it were stolen. But if the FBI
determines private records were revealed, Suehs says health officials will
quickly notify the people listed in the registry.

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