Clay County continuing to alert residents to October 2023 data breach

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

(Moorhead, MN) -- Clients of social service programs in 18 Minnesota counties may have had sensitive information stolen.  

Clay County officials say they experienced a data breach on their website in October during a ransomware attack. An investigation revealed that Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, service information, and insurance information may have been affected.  

Clay County officials say they are not aware any personal information from the attack has been released or sold. However ,the county encourages you to remain alert for potential fraud or identity theft, and to alert local and state officials if there is any suspicious activity. 

You can learn more about Clay County's response by clicking here