State computer hacked

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A state computer containing personal information about 70,000 Vermonters has been broken into.

Human Services Secretary Cynthia LaWare says there’s no indication that any of the names, Social Security numbers or bank account information stored on the computer were misused.

But she says there’s no indication it wasn’t, either.

The computer was removed from service after the attack was discovered last month.

Officials say a computer from outside state government was able to gain access to the state machine, but it’s not clear what information was obtained.

Letters are being sent to people whose information was stored on the computer. They’re being encouraged to monitor their financial records.

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