HILLSBORO COUNTY, Florida (TodayNews) – The county is notifying its residents and providers of a global data breach that may have compromised some people’s personal information.
On June 1, Hillsborough County was notified of the infringement by MoveIT, a file transfer service provider under HIPAA. The county immediately contacted the company for details and worked with the vendor on additional security fixes.
Later that month, cybersecurity officials learned that Hillsborough County files could potentially be affected. Files belonging to Healthcare Services and Aging Services, which include first and last names, social security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses, disability codes, medical conditions, and diagnoses, may have been leaked.
Although not specifically targeted, County Files may have been affected as a MoveIT client.
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It is not known how much information from residents and merchants was compromised, but the county notified 70,636 people.
Hillsborough Healthcare Services and Aging Services oversees the provision and administration of health care services, including managed care plans, for residents who are not eligible for health insurance.
If you receive a data breach notice, the District advises you to consider calling the toll-free numbers below to place a fraud warning on your credit report to prevent thieves from opening additional accounts in your name.
- Equifax: 1-866-640-2273
- Experian: 1-88-397-3742
- TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289
You can also carefully review your credit report for signs of fraud and continue to monitor your credit reports.
The county states that even if a fraud alert has been posted on your account, you should continue to monitor your credit reports to ensure that an impostor has not opened an account with your personal information.
Anyone with additional questions can contact the county at 1-833-963-4357 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The free number will open at 8:00 am on Monday, July 17th.