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DeKalb Health Dealing With Computer Hackers
Thursday May 01, 2014 1:12am
DeKalb Health

By: Jim Measel

(AUBURN) - DeKalb Health officials say a hacking incident involving its website has resulted in "inappropriate" access to patient information. According to a hospital news release, DeKalb Health uses a third party to operate its web site and the third party's computer server was the target of oversea hackers. The server which was hacked is not connected to DeKalb Health's patient data system. The first hacking incident happened on February 12th. In late March, DeKalb Health found out the hackers set up a phony web site which was made to look like the donation page for the DeKalb Health Foundation. Fraudulent phishing e-mails were then sent to people asking for donations to the phony web site. In light of the incidents, DeKalb Health says they will offer one year of free identity monitoring to everyone affected by the hacking incidents. A call center has also been set up. Anyone with questions can call (877) 423-0654. Spokesperson Terri Christiansen says DeKalb Health deeply regrets this incident happened. She added DeKalb Health and DeKalb Health Medical Group information systems were not on the affected server and were not compromised.


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