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Montana loses data on MORE PEOPLE THAN LIVE IN MONTANA

• theregister.co.uk

The state of Montana is warning citizens and offering free credit monitoring and identity protection service after a data breach exposed information on 1.3 million people.

The state Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is providing notification to citizens after hackers breached one of the department's servers. It is not known if any of the records were actually copied, though officials noted there is no evidence that the personal data is being exploited.

The DPHHS said that while records were exposed, no data was lost or deleted in the attack, and the availability of services will not be affected. The department did not disclose how the attackers were able to gain access to the server.

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