Texas mental health network: Unauthorized internet connection compromised 11k records

El Paso, Texas-based Emergence Health Network is notifying patients its server was compromised in August due to an unauthorized internet connection, although a third-party audit suggests no protected health information was disclosed during the breach.

The mental health network first began notifying patients Oct. 8 in a letter that detailed how the network became aware of the breach and what steps it was taking to follow up and ensure it wouldn't happen again.

"EHN does not have any proof that information such as Social Security number, date of birth, home address, was accessed or otherwise misused," an Oct. 16 statement from the company reads. "However, in an abundance of caution EHN will notify, via written notification, the affected individuals."

EHN is offering credit monitoring to any patients concerned their information may have been improperly accessed and says it is cooperating with officials to minimize the potential effects of the incident.

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