An employee of the Utah State Department of technology must have hit the snooze button when he launched a test server that resulted in the breach of 780,000 Medicaid records including over 250,000 Social Security numbers.
The Governor of Utah was quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune saying “Individuals provide sensitive personal information to the government in a relationship of trust. It is tragic that not only data was breached, but now individual trust is also compromised.”
Words like “tragic” are generally associated with death, not data breaches, nonetheless, it’s not good to have your Social Security number in the hands of a criminal. The data breached will most certainly cause thousands of people to suffer from identity theft. New lines of credit opened by the thief will go unpaid and ruin good credit ratings.
While we do not have all of the specific details of the incident in Salt…