Breach affects 12,000 people at NM treatment center

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Hackers accessed a computer at a treatment center in New Mexico, potentially compromising the sensitive information of up to 12,000 people, reports Farmington Daily Times.

The breach on an Aztec, N.M.-based San Juan County DWI treatment program's computer occurred March 18, according to the agency's breach notification. The hacker obtained remote access to the computer for less than 30 minutes.

The county reports names, addresses, health assessments, treatment and medication information for individuals were at risk of being compromised, but a forensic analysis completed by San JuanCounty indicates no evidence this information was accessed or removed by the hacker.

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