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Stolen laptop impacts data integrity of hundreds of Wisconsin Medicaid participants

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A laptop used by a consultant working with Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services was stolen in early February, compromising the personal data of hundreds of participants of a state program for adults with long term care needs, officials said Wednesday.

A DHS statement said letters have been sent to 779 participants of the IRIS program to explain the breach and to offer one year of identity theft protection.

The stolen laptop used by a consultant with The Management Group was encrypted, but the password to the computer was in the stolen laptop bag, the statement said. The personal information on the laptop may have included names, addresses, dates of births, Medicaid numbers and financial information.

Social security numbers of 23 participants were on the laptop, the statement said.

IRIS participants who believe they may have been affected but have not received a notification letter by April 9 or have questions about this incident, can call 844-864-8987 from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or email [email protected].

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Source: on 2018-04-04 11:33:45

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