Hospital Hacked, Notifies 43K Patients

Published
  • February 14 2013, 4:34pm EST

Froedtert Health in Milwaukee is notifying thousands of patients that protected health information may have been compromised following a hacking incident. WTMJ-TV, the local NBC affiliate, reports about 43,000 patients of Froedtert Hospital and some clinics are affected.

“On December 14, 2012, we learned that a computer virus may have allowed an unauthorized person to access a Froedtert Health employee’s work computer account,” the hospital states in a notice to patients. “We found no evidence that any unauthorized person accessed any personal information or medical records. As a precaution, we felt it was important to tell you this occurred.”

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