Data of 100,000+ Alaskan households that applied for public assistance breached

More than 100,000 households that had applied for public assistance services from the Alaskan State Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) had their data breached last spring, the applicants just learned.

The impact of a Zeus/Zbot Trojan virus attack discovered in late April was initially thought to affect only about 500 Alaskans, but further investigation discovered the breach to be far worse and likely the work of Russian attackers.

The infected computer showed that it had interacted with Russia-based IP addresses, compromising names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, health information, benefit information and income.

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