1,981 Baylor Regional Medical Center Patients' Information Compromised By Phishing Scheme

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Plano, Texas-based Baylor Regional Medical Center has notified patients their information was compromised when some of the medical center's affiliated physicians responded to phishing emails.

The physicians responded to the phishing emails believing they were from legitimate sources. Some of the physicians who responded to the phishing emails had patient information in their email accounts, according to the notification.

The email accounts contained patients' names, addresses, dates of birth, treating physician, diagnoses, medical record numbers, medical service codes and health insurance information. A few patients' Social Security numbers were also included in the email accounts, according to the notification.

 Baylor Regional Medical Center discovered the phishing scheme in February, and immediately began an investigation. The medical center sent letters to affected patients April 25, 2014, according to the notification.

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