RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine says the state won’t pay a $10 million ransom to the hacker or hackers who accessed millions of personal records from the state’s prescription drug database.

The state-run program allows medical professionals and pharmacies statewide to track powerful narcotics and painkillers to reduce abuse, theft and illegal sale.

The alleged security breach was first reported on WikiLeaks, an online clearinghouse for leaked documents.

The site said 8 million patient records and 35 million prescriptions were accessed. Some included Social Security numbers.

The program’s computer system has been shut down since last Thursday’s breach, but all data was backed up and people can still get their prescriptions.

State police are helping the FBI with the case.


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