Officials working for the State of Virginia have announced that they are sending breach notifications to over half a million patients whose Social Security Numbers (SSNs) may have been compromised.
The warnings, which are being sent to 530,000 people whose prescription records may have included the sensitive information, come in the wake of a hacker gaining access to the Prescription Monitoring Program computer system, where they planted a rather fruity message demanding a $10 million ransom.
As yet, the hacker has not been identified.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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