Several Alaska residents received a recent notice from the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance Programs dated January 7, 2019. This notice advised residents that on or about April 26,2018 (over 8 months ago) "that information in the Division of Public Assistance's eligibility database may have been breached." They further reported that "Information about you may have been compromised due to unauthorized access by unknown cyber attackers from April 26th-30th 2018. Information contained in the database includes: names, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, health information, benefit information and other types of related information."
A copy of the notice is attached below.
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-Aegis of Alaska
We are in 2019, with a new administration in place and property crimes are not going away anytime soon. It is no surprise that we are strong proponents of home security systems with camera capabilities. More specific, live camera streaming capabilities. When you contact 911 in the Mat-Su Valley for a burglary alarm, the dispatcher is going to request if you can "confirm" this alarm i.e. visually. If you can not confirm the alarm, troopers WILL NOT respond. They do not have the staffing to respond to possible false alarms. Being able to tell the dispatcher that you have a visual on the burglar is an absolute must during these challenging times for Alaskans. DIY systems such as Ooma or Ring are our top picks as they meet all of the above requirements, allowing live streaming to your mobile devices. More importantly, they are great choices for renters who want to take their security products when they move. See some information we collected on these two great and affordable products below. When making the final decision, consider what the value of peace of mind for you and your loved ones is worth.
Ooma with video review by PC Magazine below.