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DOH detects potential breach of disease reporting data system

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The State Department of Health announced Tuesday officials have detected a potential breach of data on their network system. 

In a statement, the DOH said: 

"The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is working with the state’s Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) to investigate suspicious network activity on its Disease Outbreak Control Division surveillance computer server. The DOH was notified last week of the compromise of its data, which includes clinical laboratory test results for individuals diagnosed with diseases that are reported to the division for investigation.  Upon notification, DOH removed the affected server from its network, and at this time, there is no evidence that data has been taken from the department."

DOH is working alongside law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate.  

“Although there is no evidence of data being stolen, the department is acting in an abundance of caution to prevent any possible breach and secure individual data,” Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler said.

This story will be updated.

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