Barry University Informs Patients of Malware-Caused Data Breach

Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., has announced a malware infestation on a university computer may have exposed the information of Barry University Foot and Ankle Institute patients.

In May, the university detected malware on a computer containing personal and medical information of Institute patients. A third-party computer forensic company was hired to investigate the incident and remove the malware from the computer. Barry University officials were unable to determine if the malware was able to expose patient information or if patient information was inappropriately accessed by any unauthorized persons. Officials state no reports of identity fraud have been reported in conjunction with this incident.  

Since the incident, Barry University has implemented new data security measures and engaged an IT specialist to help secure the university's IT system.

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