MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - Alabama Information Services Division detected a firewall breach of the state's IT systems on January 16.
Personal information such as names, social security numbers and taxpayer identification numbers were accessed during the attack. No taxpayer records or returns were compromised.
"We will help anyone affected by connecting them with credit monitoring services," said Director of Homeland Security and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor, Director Spencer Collier. "Additional security measures are also in place with the goal of preventing future breaches. Our investigation will continue, and we are doing everything within our power to address this issue and help the people who are affected."
State and federal authorities are continuing to investigate the breach.