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Possible security breach at Glens Falls Hospital
From: Erica Absetz <erica () riskbasedsecurity com>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:26:22 -0400


GLENS FALLS - Glens Falls Hospital says the medical records of more
than 2,300 patients may have been compromised.

The hospital says it stored those records for more than 4 months on an
unprotected computer server.

A spokeswoman tells our media partners at the Post Star that there is
no way to tell if any records were accessed or how.

Local computer security expert, Mike Stamas of Greycastle Security says:

"If your personal info was compromised through a health care breach,
your personal informational could be used for various things for
treatment, for opening credit cards. There's really countless ways it
can be used fraudulently."

Social security numbers, addresses and financial information were not
stored with the records.

The hospital says notices have been sent to potentially impacted patients.
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