Category Archives: Dept. of Human Services (DHS)

Massive DHS data breach raises questions about Oregon’s cybersecurity protocols

The massive DHS breach raised an even bigger question for everyone else: What are state officials doing to protect the information stored on government computers about virtually everyone in Oregon? Source: Massive DHS data breach raises questions about Oregon’s cybersecurity protocols – oregonlive.com

Adult foster home provider hit with another neglect finding

State cites failure to report abuse. The state has substantiated another finding of neglect at KC Care LLC, a Seaside-based adult foster home provider fighting to stay in business. An investigation found Ken Biamont, the registered agent for KC Care, failed to report sexual abuse of a resident by a staff member. Source: Adult foster […]
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Nine state employees clicked on email and now 645,000 Oregonians could be vulnerable

The state Department of Human Services disclosed Tuesday that a “phishing” effort in January exposed personal information of more than half a million Oregonians. Now, the state is their credit protector. About 645,000 people could have had their personal information pilfered after a January breach at the Oregon Department of Human Services. Source: Nine state […]
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More than 645,000 Oregonians impacted by DHS data breach

Personal data of more than 645,000 clients of Oregon’s Department of Human Services was compromised during a January data breach, the agency disclosed Tuesday. This number is significantly higher than the agency’s original report in March that the number of people affected “exceeded 350,000.” Source: More than 645,000 Oregonians impacted by DHS data breach – […]
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Oregon may close loophole that sent foster children to live with dangerous dads

Oregon child welfare workers will have to look for red flags before sending foster children to live with estranged parents as part of a proposal working its way through the Oregon Capitol. Senate Bill 994 would require case workers at the Department of Human Services to check into criminal pasts of noncustodial parents and the […]
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Montana facility that drugged Oregon foster child to control her behavior will close

A Montana children’s psychiatric treatment center will close in the aftermath of reports that it used drugs to control the behavior of a 9-year-old Oregon girl in foster care. Butte-Silver Bow County Chief Executive Dave Palmer told The Montana Standard that Acadia Montana informed county officials Monday that it will close in a month or […]
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Department of Human Services notifies 645,000 people in data breach

The Oregon Department of Human Services is notifying about 645,000 clients whose personal information is now at risk from a January data breach. State officials announced the notifications on Tuesday. They’ll will start mailing them on Wednesday. Source: Department of Human Services notifies 645,000 people in data breach

DHS sends thousands notices of email breach

The department will pay for 12 months of identity theft monitoring and recovery services. Oregon’s Department of Human Services sent notices Tuesday, June 18, to about 645,000 clients whose personal information was compromised in a January data breach. Source: Pamplin Media Group – DHS sends thousands notices of email breach

Family says DHS ‘stripped’ mom and daughter of their rights in battle against cancer

A group of family members and supporters gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square Saturday calling for a Wilsonville girl and her mother to be reunited after the Department of Human Services (DHS) recently took the girl into protective custody. Source: Family says DHS ‘stripped’ mom and daughter of their rights in battle against cancer | KATU

When children die on Oregon’s watch, state officials may soon have to say more about what went wrong

Oregon lawmakers are on the verge of requiring officials at the state’s embattled child welfare agency to inform the public more quickly and thoroughly when children die by abuse after recent intervention — or inaction — by their department. Under the new mandate, the Department of Human Services would have to notify the public about […]
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