Phishing attack compromises tax information of 2,800 Saint Agnes Medical Center employees

A cyber attacker accessed the tax information of 2,800 employees of Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., after launching a successful phishing attack, according to a Fresno Bee report.

The phishing attack occurred May 2 and exposed the W-2 forms of all Saint Agnes Medical Center employees from 2015.

Kelly Sanchez, a hospital spokeswoman, told Fresno Bee the hospital's systems and all patient information remains secure.

Saint Agnes has notified the FBI and is offering free credit monitoring for one year to affected employees.

"It's more important than ever for individuals and businesses to seek out information and education about the issue of security so we can protect ourselves from becoming victims," said Nancy Hollingsworth, president and CEO of Saint Agnes, in a statement, according to Fresno Bee. "We deeply regret that our colleagues have been affected by this unfortunate incident, but hope that sharing our story will help to bring greater awareness to our community."

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