Gamers seeking bandwidth to pay the game Call of Duty: Black Ops accessed a server storing protected information on 230,000 patients at Seacoast Radiology in Rochester, N.H.

Information on the server included patients' names, addresses, phone numbers, diagnosis/procedure codes and Social Security numbers. The breach was discovered on Nov. 12, 2010, and patient notification began on Jan. 11.

Seacoast Capital is not offering free credit and identity theft protection services, but is advising affected patients on steps to protect themselves.

Forensic investigation has found no evidence that protected information was accessed and investigators believe the server was breached only for its bandwidth, according to a spokesperson retained by the radiology firm. Security vulnerabilities that permitted access to the server have been patched.

--Joseph Goedert

 

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