Data Breach at St. Joseph Health System Affects 400k

St. Joseph Health System in Bryan, Texas, is notifying more than 400,000 patients and employees of a cyberattack that exposed their personal and medical information.

Between Dec. 16 and Dec. 18, 2013, hackers gained access to a SJHS sever containing patient and employee records. According to a KWTX report, the records of approximately 405,000 people were compromised in the attack. Health system officials shut down access to the server upon discovering the attack, and is working with hired security experts as well as federal law enforcement to investigate the issue.

SJHS officials do not believe any of the compromised information has been misused, though the health system is offering a free year of identity protection services to those affected.  

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