Security Protocol Violation Caused Utah Health Data Breach

The sensitive health records recently involved in a Utah Department of Health data breach had been lingering on state computers for months despite protocol to erase submitted data within 24 hours, according to a Washington Post report.

Utah Department of Health chief David Patton revealed the violation of security protocol at a community forum. He also revealed that the data was protected by a weak password.

Nearly 780,000 individuals had personal information exposed because of the data breach.

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