State of Michigan Health Website Breached

Hackers Compromise Information on 50,000 Individuals
State of Michigan Health Website Breached

Michigan's Department of Community Health is notifying nearly 50,000 individuals that their personal information may have been compromised after hackers accessed computers hosting the Michigan Cancer Consortium website.

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The department's cancer section was utilizing a password-protected portion of the Michigan Cancer Consortium website, hosted by a private company, to post cancer test reports, according to a statement provided by a department spokesperson.

Hackers were able to access a portion of the website, but it's unknown if the reports were accessed, the spokesperson said.

The compromised information includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, testing results and testing dates.

Authorities notified affected individuals of the breach and provided information about protecting against identity theft, the spokesperson said. It's unclear whether the department is providing impacted individuals with complimentary credit monitoring services.

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Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

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Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.

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