Vermont state computer hacked


A state computer containing the names, Social Security Numbers and bank account information for 70,000 Vermont residents was hacked into by a remote user sometime before early December, the state said Monday.

It is possible that the information has been used illicitly, though there is no indication of it, said Human Services Secretary Cynthia LaWare.

The state plans to send letters to the affected individuals urging them to monitor their bank accounts. It will also offer to pay for credit monitoring. Vermont state computer hacked - Security - MSNBC.com

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