Hundreds in Washington County Linked to Recent Data Breach

 Hundreds in Washington County Linked to Recent Data Breach

(TNS) — Benton County was the victim of two data breaches just days apart in late 2019, according to a new statewide report.

The second so-called “data privacy event” affected the security of personal information connected with 820 Washington residents.

A legal document — notifying the state Attorney General’s Office of the breach on behalf of Benton County — did not identify whether those affected were county employees or county residents.


It said information obtained through the unauthorized access “to a certain Benton email account” included: names; Social Security numbers; driver’s license numbers; medical and treatment information; health insurance information; financial account information; and student identification numbers.

The 15-page document detailing the event and the county’s response was included in a report released Friday by Washington Attorney…

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