Hack Might Have Exposed Records on New Mexico DWI Patients

Government (U.S.) // Healthcare and Public Health // New Mexico, United States

Participants in San Juan County treatment programs may have had their personal information stolen when a government computer was hacked earlier in March or May of this year.

The attackers gained access to the county machine at a treatment center for less than 30 minutes, and officials aren't certain if the names, addresses and health records inside the system were actually stolen. 

Still, officials fear the information could be used to open credit card and bank accounts, if it was copied.

Researchers were not able to trace the act to a particular individual or organization.