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Contact Tracing Personal Info Hacked

(Indianapolis, IN) - If your personal information went into a health department database as part of some COVID-19 contact tracing, your data may have been hacked.


According to the Indiana Department of Health, personal data from nearly 750,000 Hoosiers has been exposed. The information was collected from surveys taken for COVID-19 contact tracing. It included name, address, email, gender, ethnicity and race, and date of birth. Authorities say the information was improperly accessed by a company that intentionally looks for software vulnerabilities to gain business.


The state has been aware of the breach since early July. However, last week, the state and the company that accessed the data confirmed that the information was not released and was destroyed.


If your information was accessed, you should receive a letter from the Department of Health. The state will also provide one year of free credit monitoring, just in case.

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