HealthSource of Ohio Data Breach Affects 8,800 Patients

HealthSource of Ohio has announced the personal, health and financial information of 8,800 patients was compromised when the health system put the patients' information into a Web-based software program that was not password-protected.

On Dec. 24, 2013, HSO discovered that patient information from 2004 to 2013 had been unprotected and available to unauthorized individuals searching the Internet. HSO immediately secured the information so that it can only be accessed by qualified HSO staff, according to the news release.

The unprotected files contained patients' dates of birth, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and some healthcare information, according to the news release.

HSO is advising patients who called HSO's accounting staff from 2004 to 2013 to examine their financial information, such as credit card accounts, for unusual or unauthorized activity.

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