Data Breach Affects UPMC Employees

A data breach at Pittsburgh-based UPMC has compromised the personal information of 322 UPMC employees, according to a Pittsburg Business Times report.

Employees' personal information has been used by fraudsters to electronically file phony income tax returns in an identity theft scheme, according to the report.

UPMC has set up a hotline to help employees work through the issues they are experiencing as a result of the data breach and has hired a tax firm to work with affected employees.

On Feb. 27, a lawsuit was filed against UPMC in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that UPMC failed to disclose the data breach in a timely manner and failed to adequately protect employee information.

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