Computer virus at Alaska OCS offices may have put individual's personal information at risk

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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services had a security breach in July that may have disclosed personal information of individuals who interacted with the Office of Children's Services.

Due to the potential for stolen personal information, DHSS urges Alaskans who have been involved with OCS to take actions to protect themselves from identity theft.

On July 5th and July 8th, two OCS computers were infected with a Trojan horse virus, resulting in a potential personal information breach of more than 500 people.

It is not yet known if the division's confidential information was accessed.

It is possible that OCS reports and documents containing family case files, personal information, medical diagnoses and observations, and other related information was accessed during this breech.

Individuals who have had prior contact with the Office of Children's Services should call 888-484-9355 to see if their personal information may have been included in this incident.

Updates will also be provided at www.dhss.alaska.gov