LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Southern Nevada Health District is taking steps to alert approximately 300 clients about a recent data breach on Wednesday morning.

According to the district, data from clients who completed transactions of the Environmental Health Invoice Payment form on its website between March 4 and March 14 may be at risk. Health officials say a “malicious code” was placed on the page, and clients were redirected to a fraudulent payment form that appeared like a credit card payment page.

Officials say this page was not affiliated with the district.

The code was discovered on the site on March 14, and the form was immediately removed. Law enforcement was also notified and cybersecurity experts were retained by the district to secure the site and investigate the incident.

“The Health District takes the security of its clients and patients seriously,” SNHD noted in a release. “The agency is continuing to work with law enforcement and security advisors to protect against future incidents.”

Anyone who was impacted by this incident will receive a letter from SNHD and will be offered services to assist with potential identity theft and resolution services.

Officials say there are no reports of credit misuse that have been identified as a result of this incident so far.


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