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Data breach at UAB Medicine could have compromised patient information

A data breach at UAB Medicine has patients wondering if their information is at risk. Patients have been notified that criminal hackers gained access to certain...

A data breach at UAB Medicine has patients wondering if their information is at risk.

Patients have been notified that criminal hackers gained access to certain employee email accounts that contain patient information. The phishing attack happened on Aug. 7.

The cyber-criminals were attempting to divert employees’ automatic payroll deposits to an account controlled by the hackers. UAB Medicine is notifying over 19,000 patients that their protected health information could have potentially been viewed by the hackers.

Read the full press release here.

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