Minnesota IT officials stay ever-watchful of hacking threat



By Kyle Potter, Associated Press

“ST. PAUL, Minn. — With an ever-growing trove of sensitive information to safeguard, state officials have taken last year’s string of high-profile hacks into major companies to heart.

Minnesota’s network holds the same kinds of personal information unleashed by hackers at Target, Home Depot and other retailers — and then some. There’s credit card information, social security numbers, tax and health care information, birth records and disease tracking. The list goes on.”

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