As it continues to investigate a cyber attack and give initial public notification via the media, MaineGeneral is experiencing a recent phenomenon of such attacks—dealing with fraudsters after the attack has been acknowledged.

The delivery system is warning patients, employees and donors who may be affected of organizations offering identity protection services for a fee. Like many providers that have been breached, MaineGeneral will be offering free credit monitoring services when it is ready to formally send breach notification to those thought to be affected. “Be aware of paid services and never give your personal information to people you don’t know,” MaineGeneral advises.

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