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Md. nonprofit serving disabled reports data breach

Monday - 3/17/2014, 4:30pm  ET

DAVID DISHNEAU
Associated Press

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A state-licensed provider of services to developmentally disabled Marylanders says someone stole computerized Social Security and medical information for about 9,700 clients.

Frederick-based Service Coordination Inc. said Monday it learned of the security breach in October but didn't notify affected individuals until Friday. The organization says part of the delay came at the request of the U.S. Justice Department to allow for a federal investigation.

Service Coordination says investigators have identified the alleged hacker and seized that person's property.

The Justice Department and FBI didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press with information about the case.

Service Coordination says there's no evidence the information was misused or released.

A spokesman says the breach involved one document containing information for about 70 percent of the group's 13,900 clients.


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