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Patients question UW Medicine's handling of computer hack
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 06:08:35 +0000 (UTC)
By Matt Markovich
Dec 3, 2013
SEATTLE -- Ninety thousand UW Medicine patients are being notified via
letter of a data security breach that potentially involves their personal
But some patients, such as Karen Hauger, are questioning why they're not
being offered "credit monitoring" like other victims.
Susan Phillips got a similar letter last week, but her notice included an
offer to pay for a year of fraud-protection services, which she gladly
Both letters explain how UW Medicine became aware in October of a
intrusion into their computer systems. Officials believe a UW employee
opened up an attachment loaded with malware on their computer.
The malware then started pilfering personal information on a database used
by UW Medicine and sent the information outside of the network.
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