Virginia department of behavioral health alerts 1,400 patients of data breach

Mackenzie Garrity - Print  | 

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is investigating an October data breach that may have affected 1,442 people, according to local CBS affiliate WTVR.

When people tried to apply for aid through the department's Individual and Family Support Program, their information may have been exposed. Since discovering that the website had been comprised, the department has taken the site down.

"DBHDS has contacted [families] to let them know the site is down and will send additional messages when we are certain the site is working properly. We will contact applicants whose information may have been exposed as soon as possible to discuss next steps," the department said in a press release, according to WTVR.

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