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CBS Detroit reports that the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) recently began notifying almost 50,000 people that their names, Social Security numbers and birthdates may have been accessed when hackers breached computers hosting the Michigan Cancer Consortium Web site (h/t PHIprivacy.net).
According to MDCH spokesperson Angela Minicuci, no medical records were exposed, though testing results and testing dates may have been accessed.
"Once we detected that this breach took place, all of the reports were removed from this website and are now only hosted on an MDCH secure server, so there's no way that they can be accessed going forward," Minicuci told CBS Detroit. "And now, being that the reports have been removed, we’ve corrected the issue."
MDCH is advising everyone affected to file a fraud alert with the three major credit bureaus.