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Data Breach Notification

On September 16, 2021 DHSS notified the public of a security breach of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Alaska Personal Information Protection Act (APIPA). This breach was caused by a highly sophisticated cyberattack on DHSS that was first detected in May 2021.

Registration for a free year of credit monitoring protection was offered through February 28th, 2022. Email notices were sent to all Alaskans who have applied for a Permanent Fund Dividend and supplied an email address, which included a code to sign up for the credit monitoring service. 

Questions may be directed to DHSS at 1-888-484-9355 or PrivacyOfficial@alaska.gov.

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