Report: Texas Dept. of Insurance Data Breach Affected 1.8M People

April 6, 2022

A data breach at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) early this year affected approximately 1,800,000 Texans, according to the Data Security Breach Reports from the Office of the Attorney General.

TDI announced in March that the department had become aware on January 4 of a security issue with a TDI web service application that manages workers’ compensation information. TDI said it immediately took the application offline, quickly fixed the issue, and started an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the event.

The data breach exposed people’s name, address, social security number information and medical information, the Data Security Breach Reports page said.

TDI said worked with a forensics company to search the web for evidence of misuse of the information and no evidence had been found.

TDI said it was working with a forensic company to investigate the nature and scope of the event, reviewing and enhancing policies, procedures, and security efforts, offering 12 months of credit monitoring and identity protection services at no cost to those who may have been affected. These services include fraud consultation and identity theft restoration.

Topics Cyber Texas Data Driven

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.