Data breach at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center impacts nearly 47,000 patients
- Data that may have been accessed in the breach includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, medical record numbers and more.
- The healthcare center claims that no social security numbers and medical record information were compromised in the breach.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Frisco, Texas is alerting its patients about a data breach that may have resulted in the loss of both personal and financial details. The breach occurred between September 22 and 29, 2018 and could have impacted approximately 47,000 patients.
In a press release, the hospital said that it discovered the breach on September 29, after it detected an unauthorized intrusion on the firm’s computers. The firm added that it found no evidence of misuse of any data.
“On September 29, 2018, the hospital discovered an issue with a third-party vendor’s credit card processing system. The hospital immediately notified the vendor and terminated credit card processing through them. An investigation determined the inappropriate computer intrusion occurred between September 22-29, 2018. There is no indication the information has been further disclosed or misused by any other unauthorized individuals or entities,” said the hospital in its notification statement.
Data that may have been accessed in the breach includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, medical record numbers, dates of service, insurance provider information, account numbers, last four digits of credit cards used for payment, dates of recurring payments, account balance, invoice numbers and status of transactions.
However, no social security numbers and medical record information were compromised in the breach. In addition, no Baylor Scott & White Facility was impacted by the hack.
As a part of the precautionary measure, the healthcare organization said that it has started taking proactive steps to better safeguard patients’ information. The firm has also arranged one-year free credit monitoring services for affected patients.