Post-Attack, Health Agency Notifying 'All Alaskans'

September 23, 2021

Alaska DHSS' IT Systems Are Still Recovering from Nation-State-Sponsored Attack

Post-Attack, Health Agency Notifying 'All Alaskans'

Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services says it is notifying "all Alaskans" that their information may have been compromised in a "highly sophisticated" nation-state-sponsored cyberattack that was detected in May, from which the department is still recovering. 

In a statement on Thursday, the department says notification to individuals affected by the security breach will begin on Sept. 27, and was delayed several months to "avoid interference with a criminal investigation" into the incident.

Mac McMillin, CEO of CynergisTek discusses the breadth and scope of the information public health departments.

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