Oklahoma State University data breach to affect 280K Medicaid Members

A Cyberattack which took place on the servers of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences(OSUCHS) is said to have compromised data of more than 280,000 Medicaid enrollees.

It is said that an unauthorized party( hackers) have compromised the network of the healthcare provider in November last year stealing data related Medicaid billing information and other critical details.

The IT department of the healthcare immediately removed the folder from the database, terminated the third party access and hired a data security company to investigate this issue, after alerting the law enforcement.

Authorities of the Health Sciences University based in Oklahoma, however, chose to keep this issue out the reach of media scribes all these days.

However, as soon as the news was out that data of more than 30,000 individuals from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) was compromised, the OSUCHS decided to reveal the details of the hack happened on November 8th, 2017 to the media.

AHCA believes that data of more than 2000 individuals such as Medicaid IDs and social security numbers could have been compromised. Since the organization was found at fault, it is offering a one-year membership to Experian’s Identity Works Program to all the affected individuals for free of cost.

Only time can say whether Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will follow the footsteps of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and offer any kind of services for free of cost.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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