UMass Memorial Medical Center Notifies 2,400 Patients of Compromised Data

Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Medical Center has notified patients their personal and health information may have been compromised when one of its employees improperly accessed their information, according to a Worcester Business Journal report.

Acting outside of normal duties, the now-former employee accessed approximately 2,400 patients' information between 2002 and 2014. The data breach was discovered by UMMMC March 6, according to the report.

The former employee accessed affected patients' names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, according to the report.

UMMC has notified patients the former employee may have used their information to open credit card and cell phone accounts, according to the report.

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