Ramsey County: Data for 500 at potential risk

Some health information of around 500 Ramsey County social services clients may have been compromised in a data breach.

The county said in a Dec. 11 release that it learned of an unauthorized access to Ramsey County email accounts in August. The breach happened during an apparent attempt to divert county employees’ paychecks, the release said.

Ramsey County hired a data security firm, which determined that the hackers may have been able to see clients’ social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and “limited” medical information, the county said.

The county has sent out letters to potentially affected clients. Anyone with questions can call 651-266-2275.

 

—Matt Hudson

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