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Idaho Health And Welfare Says Some Client's Info May Have Been Compromised

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Idaho’s Health and Welfare Department says some of their clients’ personal information may have been compromised.



OS Inc. helps the department with claims management. One of their employees fell victim to an email phishing scam. For three months last year, that employee’s email was accessible by the scammer. The company detected suspicious activity in the account and started an investigation.

They found that billing information for the Infant Toddler Program and Mental Health Services was accessible to the scammer. That includes full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and clinical information, such as the type of service that was provided.


OS Inc. has since secured the email account and notified Health and Welfare. The department says more than 2,000 of their clients may have been affected by the phishing scam. They are being notified by mail. Health and Welfare says that there is no evidence so far that any personal information was stolen.


Anyone with questions about their information can call 1-866-775-4209. 



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