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Government (U.S.) // North Dakota, United States

A server holding files from the state’s Workforce Safety and Insurance agency was breached, but officials maintain it is unlikely personal information was exfiltrated.

On May 29, unusual activity was identified on the machine. The IT department notified the agency about the incident on June 10, according to WSI’s website.

The agency, which provides coverage for businesses when employees are hurt or killed on the job, said about 43,000 incident reports and 13,000 payroll reports might be at risk. The affected files were submitted between 2006 and 2013.

The data in the reports includes name, Social Security number and the description of an injury or incident.

“The agency said there’s no evidence someone moved any of the data off the server or duplicated any of the personal information, but is reviewing both incident and payroll reports to compile a list of all affected individuals,” according to the AP. 

The Grand Forks Herald provides additional information.