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.
Government (U.S.); Healthcare and Public Health
May 19, 2016
Farmington Daily Times
Link to report
location of breach
New Mexico, United States
location of perpetrators
date breach occurred
March 18, 2016 or May 18, 2016
date breach detected
Either some point in March 2016 or on May 18, 2016