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State Insurance Program Hacked

DATA LOSS—U.S.

January 19, 2011

South Carolina officials have notified those covered by the state's insurance program that their personal information may have been breached, the Associated Press reports. The state Budget and Control Board mailed letters last week after a computer virus attack potentially exposed names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates of as many as 5,600 enrollees. An additional 800 records belonging to deceased people were potentially exposed, as well. Director Stephen Van Camp said the program aims to determine what was accessed and who was involved in the breach.
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