The Post-Bulletin newspaper in Rochester, Minn., is reporting that a large breach at Olmsted Medical Center has compromised employees’ W-2 tax information.

On February 3, the hospital learned that information in its employee database was accessed and the breach was similar to tax-fraud breaches occurring across the globe, according to the newspaper. The organization is working with the local police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service. As of February 10, 682 current employees have been offered one year of paid identity theft protection services.

Space has been allocated at the hospital to help employees request fraud alerts, file IRS identity theft reports and change financial account passwords. The hospital also is holding informational sessions on identity theft. The breach apparently does not include any protected health information of employees or patients.

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