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Notice about recent data breach impacting some DHS clients

State agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), continue to be the target of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. Recently, hackers accessed the state email accounts of two DHS employees through email phishing campaigns, and had the ability to view and download the information contained in these accounts. We immediately took steps to secure these accounts, and currently have no evidence that any information was actually viewed, downloaded or misused.

We take data privacy very seriously at DHS, and continue to work with our employees and partners to prevent cyberattacks. You can find out more about the recent cyberattacks and our response to them by reading the notification letter (PDF) or by calling 651-431-2255 (local number) or 833-871-8419 (toll-free number).

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