Kansas hospital dealing with data breach; 19,000 affected

McPherson (Kan.) Hospital suffered a data breach caused by hacking that compromised the information of 19,020 patients.

The ransomware was first discovered in July 2022, and McPherson concluded the investigation March 15. The hospital has no evidence of misuse of personal information, according to a May 4 notice of breach with the Maine attorney general.

However, the unauthorized party may have had access to the patients' names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, treatment information, medical billing information and health insurance information.

The hospital is providing credit monitoring services to affected patients

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