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Health Agency Notifies 2,500 Clients of Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

September 20, 2012

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) in Frankfort, KY, is notifying 2,500 clients that hackers may have accessed their names, addresses and ID codes in July after a Cabinet’s Department for Community Based Services employee responded to a phishing e-mail, HealthcareITNews reports. “We really are pretty confident that none of this data has been accessed,” said CHFS Assistant Communications Director Gwenda Bond. The director of the state’s Office of Administrative and Technology Services said the agencies involved take seriously their “role of safeguarding the personal information of those we serve…and have increased awareness activities for staff to help protect against future issues of this kind.”
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