Data Breach

Public Safety
3:43 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Data Breach Leaves UCard Carriers Vulnerable

The personal information of thousands of Utah residents has been compromised.  Those who use the UCard to collect benefits from the Department of Workforce Services are affected by the data breach, DWS officials announced today.  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.

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-KUER News Pod
10:53 am
Tue May 7, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 7, 2013

Federal budget cuts impact medical research at the University of Utah, Governor Herbert appoints a new UDOT director, and last year’s health record data breach will cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Health Care
3:20 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Report Estimates Data Breach Will Cost $406 Million

Utah Department of Health
Andrea Smardon

A new report shows that last year’s data breach of Utah health records was a costly mistake with far-reaching consequences. An independent analysis by Javelin Strategy & Research predicts that the total amount of fraud perpetrated could approach $406 million in costs. 

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Health Care
4:49 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Despite Efforts to Improve Security, Utah’s Medicaid Data is Breached Again

Andrea Smardon

The Utah Department of Health says human error caused the most recent data breach, where the personal information of 6000 Medicaid clients was lost on a thumb drive. 

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. 

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5:56 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Utah Health Data Breach: New Ombudsman Says Credit Monitoring Service Use Increasing

Utah Department of Health Data Security Ombudsman

Utah’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.

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