Brigham and Women's Hospital data hack affects 1,009 individuals

An unauthorized party gained access to an employee's credentials at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital, possibly compromising the protected health information of 1,009 individuals.

The unauthorized party obtained the network credentials of a Brigham and Women's employee on Nov. 13, 2015, and accessed the employee's email account.

The emails in the affected account potentially contained full names, birth dates, medical record numbers, provider names, dates of services and some clinical information. The emails did not contain health insurance numbers or financial or account information.

The hospital says it currently has no evidence any patient information has been misused.

According to the HHS Office for Civil Rights' breach notification portal, Brigham and Women's Hospital reported the breach Jan. 11.

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