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Data Breach of Information of People on the DDS Waitlist and their Families

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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A recent data breach of information of people on the Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) Waiver Waitlist may have put the people on that list and their families at risk for identity theft and other kinds of fraud. A data breach is when information that was intended to be secure and protected was possible seen by someone other than the person or agency holding the information. This can also be called leaking of data or information. The Information was on a spreadsheet inside a person’s email box. That email box was opened by someone outside the company. The information that was on the spreadsheet includes the name, address, date of birth, phone number, social security number, and Medicaid ID number of the person on the wait list along. Additionally, if a parent or other person filled out the waiver paperwork, their names, addresses, and phone numbers were also exposed.

Liberty Corporation of Oklahoma, a health and services company contracted with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), has sent letters to the over 5,000 individuals whose information may have been exposed by the data breach. Liberty is offering those whose name was on the spreadsheet and on the waiting list, a free 12 months subscription or account to a service that will monitor or watch for not approved credit activities and other monitory services to keep their identity safe. Liberty has updated the deadline to request monitoring services to June 30th, 2022.

People on the Waitlist and their families with questions or needing assistance, can call 405-500-1866.