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90,000 patients affected by UW Medicine security breach
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 08:49:06 +0000 (UTC)
By KOMO Staff
Nov 30, 2013
SEATTLE -- UW Medicine officials are alerting roughly 90,000 patients that
their personal data was compromised in an October security breach.
Early last month, a UW Medicine employee opened an email attachment that
contained malicious software. The malware took control of the computer,
which happened to be storing personal information from approximately
90,000 UW Medicine and Harborview Medical Center patients, according to a
UW Medicine news release.
The compromised patient data included names, phone numbers, addresses,
medical record numbers and Social Security numbers, among other
UW Medicine is now reaching out to the affected patients and has also set
up a call center to work with victims.
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- 90,000 patients affected by UW Medicine security breach InfoSec News (Dec 02)