The Utah Department of Health has begun investigating a data breach during which it believes data from approximately 24,000 Medicaid claims was hacked.

The state’s Department of Technology Services notified DOH the evening of April 2 of the breach of a server on March 30 that houses Medicaid claims. “DTS had recently moved the claims records to a new server, and hackers believed to be operating out of Eastern Europe were able to circumvent the server’s multi-layered security system,” according to a DOH statement.

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