FBI Investigates COVID-19 Patient Data Breach

FBI Investigates COVID-19 Patient Data Breach

Posted August 25, 2020

FBI Investigates COVID-19 Patient Data Breach

  • The FBI is investigating a data breach that exposed the personal information of South Dakota residents who had contracted COVID-19. 
  • The data breach took place in June when a database shared between the Department of Health and law enforcement agencies was exposed by a third-party vendor.
  • Information stored in the database was used to establish an online portal designed to reduce the chances of law enforcement officers and medics’ catching the novel coronavirus in the course of performing their duties.

– Sarah Coble | August 25, 2020