Data breach at Atrium Health impacts more than 2.6M records

A major cyber event at Atrium Health, an expansive delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations, could affect more than 2.6 million patient records. A major cyber event at Atrium Health, an expansive delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations, could affect more than 2.6 million patient records.Included in that total are about 700,000 affected individuals whose Social Security numbers were compromised and are being offered credit monitoring services from Kroll.It is very important to understand that the data was accessed but not downloaded in this incident, according to an Atrium Health spokesperson. Our forensic reports indicate they were not able to actually download or remove the files.At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, the investigation found unauthorized access to databases hosted by AccuDoc, a vendor offering custom programming, data warehousing, billing and system integration services. Atrium Healths own information systems and those of its managed locations were not affected by the cyber attack.

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