Montana notifying 1.3 million of possible records hacking
Montana officials said last week that they are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server.
The letters are going to individuals whose information and records were on the server. There is no evidence so far that any information was stolen, officials said.
Malware was discovered on the health agency’s server May 22 after information technology employees noted suspicious server activity this month, Montana Chief Information Officer Ron Baldwin said. The server contains names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers and medical records related to health assessments, diagnoses, treatment, prescriptions and insurance.
Only about 1 million people live in Montana. The notifications are going to residents, people who no longer live in Montana, and the estates of those who have died.