California Department of Healthcare Services

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 5, 2012
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US

Those who may have been affected may call 1-855-297-5064 for assistance from DHCS.

Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
14 000
California Attorney General
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Names and Social Security numbers were discovered on the website of the Department of Health Care Services.  People who sent their information in order to become a provider of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) may have had their information exposed online between November 5, 2012 and November 20.  The issue was discovered on November 14 and was not fully addressed until November 20.  

The list should have only contained provider names, addresses, and provider types. It also contained Social Security numbers that were listed in the column for Provider Billing Numbers.  The Social Security numbers were not easily recognizable in this format.

UPDATE (12/11/2012): Nearly 14,000 people were affected.