Data Breach http://kuer.org en Data Breach Leaves UCard Carriers Vulnerable http://kuer.org/post/data-breach-leaves-ucard-carriers-vulnerable <p></p><p>The personal information of thousands of Utah residents has been compromised. &nbsp;Those who use the UCard to collect benefits from the Department of Workforce Services are affected by the data breach, DWS officials announced today. &nbsp;JP Morgan Chase, the company tasked with delivering benefits through the digital payment card discovered a network breach that reportedly began in July and was contained in September.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:43:24 +0000 Whittney Evans 39212 at http://kuer.org Data Breach Leaves UCard Carriers Vulnerable KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 7, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-may-7-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal budget cuts impact medical research at the University of Utah, Governor Herbert appoints a new </span>UDOT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> director, and last year’s health record data breach will cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F91125260&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 16:53:26 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28896 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 7, 2013 Report Estimates Data Breach Will Cost $406 Million http://kuer.org/post/report-estimates-data-breach-will-cost-406-million <p>A new report shows that last year’s data breach of Utah health records was a costly mistake with far-reaching consequences. An <a href="https://www.javelinstrategy.com/blog/2013/04/28/financial-pain-ensues-when-custodians-of-health-fail-to-be-good-stewards-of-privacy/">independent analysis </a>by Javelin Strategy &amp; Research predicts that the total amount of fraud perpetrated could approach $406 million in costs.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 21:20:40 +0000 Andrea Smardon 28864 at http://kuer.org Report Estimates Data Breach Will Cost $406 Million Despite Efforts to Improve Security, Utah’s Medicaid Data is Breached Again http://kuer.org/post/despite-efforts-improve-security-utah-s-medicaid-data-breached-again <p></p><p>The Utah Department of Health says human error caused <a href="http://udohnews.blogspot.com/2013/01/udoh-notifying-medicaid-clients-of.html">the most recent data breach</a>, where the personal information of 6000 Medicaid clients was lost on a thumb drive.&nbsp;</p><p>The mistake was made by an employee of a third-party contractor, Goold Health Systems, which processes pharmacy claims for Utah’s Medicaid program. State Health Department spokesman Tom Hudachko said the employee should never have downloaded data onto an unencrypted thumb drive.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:49:28 +0000 Andrea Smardon 23743 at http://kuer.org Despite Efforts to Improve Security, Utah’s Medicaid Data is Breached Again Utah Health Data Breach: New Ombudsman Says Credit Monitoring Service Use Increasing http://kuer.org/post/utah-health-data-breach-new-ombudsman-says-credit-monitoring-service-use-increasing <p>Utah&rsquo;s new health data security ombudsman says more people are signing up for credit monitoring after a state data breach exposed the personal information of 780,000 people, but there are still parts of the population who are not protected.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:56:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 13340 at http://kuer.org Utah Health Data Breach: New Ombudsman Says Credit Monitoring Service Use Increasing