… On February 2, 2015, we were notified by one of our third-party billing vendors that one of its employee’s e-mail user name and password had been compromised as a result of an e-mail hacking attack. The hacking attack was detected by our billing vendor on December 3, 2014 and the employee’s user name and password were shut down the same day. … After careful review, we were able to determine that the billing vendor’s employee e-mail account contained personal information for approximately 14,000 individuals.
The personal health information in the e-mail account included patient names, date of service, date of birth, diagnosis and procedure, billing account numbers, total charges, and physician name. Approximately 40 individuals’, social security numbers were also compromised. The hackers did not gain access to individual medical records or billing records.
On December 3, 2014, St. Mary’s learned that several employees’ user names and passwords had been compromised as a result of an e-mail hacking attempt. It immediately shut down the user names and passwords and launched an investigation into the matter. After careful review, St. Mary’s learned on January 8, 2015, that employee e-mail accounts subject to the hacking attempt contained some personal information for approximately 4,400 individuals. [A month to find out what was in the email accounts of their employees? Shame. Bob]
The personal health information in the e-mail account included patient name, date of birth, gender, date of service, insurance information, limited health information and, in some cases, social security numbers. The hackers did not gain access to individual medical records or billing records.
A metro mom says some students have taken cyberbullying to a whole new level. Her daughter is the victim, and she says school-issued technology is to blame.
Amy Laughlin says school-issued iPads at Belton Middle School have become more problematic than useful. Her daughter in the seventh grade says she’s receiving bullying emails on her iPad from someone hacking into other students’ accounts.
“One of the first things we`ve done is have our students set up a different username or password or both,” the Superintendent explained.
The superintendent also said they remind students to keep their passwords private. The district is working on character education in class, and tracking down students using the iPads inappropriately.
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