10,000 Patients at Risk after 10,000 Credit Card Numbers Accessed by Hacker
June 6, 2013
The Presbyterian Anesthesia Associates company in North Carolina is sending information to approximately 10,000 patients whose records may have been accessed by a hacker. A database with personal information such as contact data and credit card numbers was hacked by an unauthorized individual and may put these patients at risk for identity theft.
While the company has contacted the FBI and launched an investigation, neither was offering comments to local news stations. The company has since hired a firm that deals with identity theft which is contacting patients regarding free credit monitoring services due to the recent incident.