COVID-19 Data Compromised in 'BlueLeaks' Incident

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

A South Dakota agency, one of 200 law enforcement agencies affected by the so-called "BlueLeaks" hacking of a web development firm in June, has disclosed that COVID-19 patient information was leaked (see: Police Data Leaked: Sign of Times?).

Last week, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety's State Fusion Center began notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that their COVID-19 status, as well as their names, addresses, and birth dates, was compromised in a breach of Texas-based web developer Netsential.

State owned and operated fusion centers serve as focal points for the receipt, analysis, gathering and sharing of threat-related information among...

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