Computer error releases over 27,000 Missourians personal information
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KPLR) – Mo HealthNet, the administrator of Missouri’s health care service for Missouri’s low income and vulnerable citizens, disclosed on Monday, that over 27,000 clients personal information had been incorrectly emailed to a bad email address for Infocrossing, Inc. a contractor for Mo HealthNet.
E-mails of personal information occurred from December 21, 2009 to June 7, 2013.
Mo HealthNet blames a computer system error caused the personal data to be emailed to the incorrect email address. The department says the computer error has been fixed, but is still contacting clients to inform them that the following information may have been disclosed.
- Participant Name
- Date of Birth
- Mo HealthNet Identification Account Number
- County Name
- Phone Number
- Last four digits of their Social Security Number
- Or their full Social Security Number
Mo HealthNet is making available a toll free number for clients to call to address concerns over possible identify theft. The toll free number is 877-309-0021.
They are also offering with, Infocrossing, Inc., credit monitor services; identify theft consultations and restoration for the next two years at no cost to affected clients.