DETROIT (WWJ) – Be on the lookout: Apparently hackers that breached computer files with the Michigan Department of Community Health have been busy.
Newsradio 950′s Stephanie Davis was among those — nearly 50,000 in all — whose health reports were breached by hackers and now matters have gotten worse.
Davis said she found out Wednesday — just a few days after receiving a letter from the Department of Community Health that their files had been compromised— that someone has applied for a credit card at Kohl’s Department store in her name.
Thankfully it was denied, Davis said.
MDCH spokesperson Angela Minicuci said the breached reports contained information about individuals such as their names, birth dates and social security numbers, but no actual medical records were accessed.
She said the department has moved its files from the hacked server to an MDCH secure server.
If you think you may be a victim of an identity breach or fraud, authorities say you should check your credit history immediately.
You can also file a fraud alert with the three major national credit bureaus:
Fraud Hotline: 1-888-766-0008
Fraud Hotline: 1-888-397-3742
Fraud Hotline: 1-800-680-7289
Find more information - HERE.