Confidential data of 90,000 UW Medicine patients compromised

washington medical malpractice attorneyUW Medicine is busy contacting 90,000 patients of Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center after a malware attack compromised their personal information reports KOMO News.

From KOMO News:

Early last month, a UW Medicine employee opened an email attachment that contained malicious software. The malware took control of the computer, which happened to be storing personal information from approximately 90,000 UW Medicine and Harborview Medical Center patients, according to a UW Medicine news release.

The compromised patient data included names, phone numbers, addresses, medical record numbers and Social Security numbers, among other information.

UW Medicine is now reaching out to the affected patients and has also set up a call center to work with victims.

You can read the letter that UW Medicine sent to patients here.

University of Washington apologized to patients for the inconvenience that exposing their personal information including name, address, services and Social Security Number, date of birth and Medicare number may have caused.

Now that the UW Medicine has notified patients who may or may not be potential identity fraudvictims, what are the patients supposed to do? Monitor their credit reports?

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured by medical malpractice and the family of those who have died.

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