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Oct 27, 2010 9:28 PM by Alison Haynes

DHH: Database hacked, 56K identities compromised

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A hacker broke into the state Department of Health and Hospitals' database for paramedics and other first responders last month.
A letter from DHH dated Oct. 8, obtained Wednesday by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, says the incident happened Sept. 17. It also says although access to the database is password protected, a hacker still managed to "obtain unauthorized access and post a message on the system."
That illegal move, DHH says, allowed access to personal information, including Social Security numbers.
DHH says it's unclear whether the hacker viewed or copied the information.

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