The Iowa Department of Human Services announced that a security breach in 2008 may have leaked 2,042 user’s personal information
IOVA says that two employees used personal e-mails,online storage and electronic devices for working in violation which violates DHS policy,which may have caused leak of confidential data outside of the DHS secure network.
Leaked data may contains Emails, passwords , name, state identification numbers, birthdates, health information and incident information for child and dependent adult abuse cases.
IOVA stated issue was discovered by supervisor on January 17, 2014
Pat Penning (DHS service area manager) says:
“The chance that this information was accessed through these password-protected accounts and devices was small, but we realize the Iowans involved in these cases may wish to take steps to be sure their information wasn’t misused,” .
Note :- Iowa DHS is offering free credit monitoring to all those affected. Iowa residents with questions are advised to contact at (800) 4471985.
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