Victim Total Soars in County Health Data Breach

September 18, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

A Minnesota county that originally reported last last December that a hacking incident affected about 600 individuals now says about 118,000 may have had healthcare data exposed.

In a public statement Tuesday, Ramsey County says an "ongoing investigation" into an incident discovered in August 2018 and first reported in December 2018 has confirmed the broader scope.

"As of this update, the total number of individuals who may have had their individually identifiable health information compromised is now 117,905; the total number of notices mailed is now 116,255," the county says.

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