A hospital in Rutland suffered a major data breach recently. Rutland Regional Medical Center(RRMC) was victim to a breach that involved more than 70,000 of its patients. Apparently, this incident is said to have occurred a few months ago. Officials of the hospital, however, have said that no information has been misused.
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Claudio Fort, President, and CEO of RRMC told Rutland Herald about the severity associated with the data breach. “There’s no doubt about it, that’s a very high number. We’re very concerned about that, It’s a limited amount but still, even the fact of identifying whether someone was a patient here at the hospital, we consider it a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) security incident, and we take that very seriously,” said Fort.
Post the incident, RRMC has suggested its patients review any suspicious activity related to their accounts and to be vigilant against identity theft and fraud.