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Hack Might Have Exposed Records on New Mexico DWI Patients

Cyber espionage; Network intrusion

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.

sector

Government (U.S.); Healthcare and Public Health

reported

May 19, 2016

reported by

Farmington Daily Times

number affected

12,000 people

location of breach

New Mexico, United States

perpetrators

Criminals

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

March 18, 2016 or May 18, 2016

date breach detected

Either some point in March 2016 or on May 18, 2016