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Texas insurance department releases more info on security breach


The Texas Department of Insurance said the data breach it announced in March was the result of a coding error.

“In January 2022, TDI found the issue was due to a programming code error that allowed internet access to a protected area of the application,” the agency said in a statement. “TDI promptly disconnected the web application from the internet. After correcting the programming code, TDI placed the web application back online.”

The department said its forensic investigation could not conclusively determine whether the information was accessed by unauthorized users or that it was misused.

In March, the department said it was sending letters to anyone who had a new comp claim filed between March 2019 and January 2022 who might have been affected. TDI also said those who did not get a letter but had a work comp claim since 2006 may still qualify for free credit monitoring.

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