State DOH in­ves­ti­gat­ing data breach

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - NEWS -

The state De­part­ment of Health said Tues­day it is work­ing with the state’s Of­fice of En­ter­prise Tech­nol­ogy Ser­vices to in­ves­ti­gate sus­pi­cious net­work ac­tiv­ity on its Dis­ease Out­break Con­trol Di­vi­sion sur­veil­lance com­puter server.

Ac­cord­ing to a writ­ten state­ment, DOH was no­ti­fied last week about the com­pro­mise of its data, which in­cludes clin­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory test re­sults for in­di­vid­u­als di­ag­nosed with dis­eases that are re­ported to the di­vi­sion for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Upon no­ti­fi­ca­tion, DOH re­moved the af­fected server from its net­work, and at this time, there is no ev­i­dence data was taken from the de­part­ment, the re­lease stated.

“Although there is no ev­i­dence of data be­ing stolen, the de­part­ment is act­ing in an abun­dance of cau­tion to pre­vent any pos­si­ble breach and se­cure in­di­vid­ual data,” said state Health Di­rec­tor Dr. Vir­ginia Pressler.

DOH said the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion seeks to de­ter­mine the full ex­tent of the com­pro­mise and its po­ten­tial im­pact and that state and fed­eral law en­force­ment agen­cies are in­volved.


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