Breach, Data Security

Subcontractor breach impacts more than 60K Tennessee workers

More than 60,000 staffers who participated in Tennessee employee health screenings are being notified that their personal information may have been accessed by an unknown attacker that hacked into the computer system of Onsite Health Diagnostics, a subcontractor hired by Healthways, the state's wellness contractor.

How many victims? 60,582. 

What type of personal information? Names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and genders.

What happened? An unknown attacker hacked into the computer system of Onsite Health Diagnostics and was able to access the data.

What was the response? All impacted individuals are being notified and offered a free year of identity theft protection services.

Details: The incident may have occurred as early as Jan. 4 and was discovered on April 11. The unknown attacker accessed an information table on a since-abandoned 2013 Onsite Health Diagnostics computer system. There have been no related reports of identity theft.

Source:, Nashville Post, “Hackers get thousands of government workers' info from Healthways subcontractor,” August 13, 2014.

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