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Medicaid hacked: over 181,000 records and 25,000 SSNs stolen

On Wednesday, the DTS said information was accessed from approximately 24,000 claims. It turned out the hackers had made off with 24,000 files, and one single file can potentially contain claims information on hundreds of individuals. On Friday, the DTS thus confirmed the number of Medicaid clients affected was actually 181,604.

Claims stored on servers like the one that experienced the breach can include client names, addresses, birth dates, SSNs, physician’s names, national provider identifiers, addresses, tax identification numbers, and procedure codes designed for billing purposes.

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