Email phishing attack on Georgia health department exposes 45,732 individuals' info

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

The Georgia Department of Human Services began notifying 45,732 individuals in October of an email hacking incident that exposed their personal information.

DHS discovered the attack on Aug. 10; the department found that hackers had been able to retain certain emails that contained personal information and protected health information of children and adults involved in child protective services cases of the agency's family and children services division. The attacks occurred between May 3-15.

DHS reported the breach to HHS on...

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