Medical information belonging to nearly 8,000 patients may have been leaked after the Allegheny Health Network experienced a data breach.
According to our partners at TribLIVE.com, an AHN employee’s account was compromised after they opened a phishing email.
Leaked information could include patients’ names, birthdays, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and driver’s license numbers.
The leaked medical information could range from a person’s medical conditions, their treatments, date of treatment, diagnoses and medical record ID numbers.
The incident happened on May 31 and June 1 and the health care system said all patients who were affected received a notification in the mail.
The compromised email account has been shut down.
AHN said that it is working with a forensics firm to learn more about the breach and is viewing the incident as a learning opportunity.
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