St. Peters Center Patient Info Hacked
A hacker has gotten into the systems of St. Peters and sadly it has resulted in the second largest medical data breach in the state since 2016.
It was reported on Friday by the St. Peters Surgery and Endoscopy Center that data containing confidential patient information had been breached by an unknown third party hacker, according to the Times Union. The way they obtained the info was via malware that was installed on their servers located on Washinton Avenue in Albany.
The breach was singled out to only the Surgery and Endoscopy Center and did not affect the systems of St Peters Hospital. What is now vulnerable and accessible to the hacker are things like names, your addresses, dates of birth and, social security numbers from medical insurance info.
Nothing in regards to billing or banking was part of the breach. St. Peters is offering people who are affected help with fraud and identity theft protection. Read more from the Times Union below.