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Breach could impact some RI benefit recipients

 
Breach could impact some RI benefit recipients

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The personal information of nearly 2,000 Rhode Islanders who receive unemployment, disability or child support assistance electronically may have been exposed during a recent security breach.

The breach at JPMorgan Chase last summer could have exposed information such as addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and bank account numbers. The state announced Monday that there is no evidence that anyone's information has been used by those behind the computer breach.

Some 1,850 Rhode Islanders could have been impacted by the breach.

Officials say they are looking into why it took the bank two months to inform the state about the breach. They say they'll work with JPMorgan Chase to ensure cardholders are notified about the problem and that anyone affected is offered credit monitoring programs.

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