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Patient data exposed during malware attack

December 2, 2013

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UW Medicine, a company operating Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center, has admitted that personal data of 90,000 patients may have leaked during malware attack. The attack occured in October 2013 when an employee of UW Medicine had openned a malicius e-mail attachment. The attacker subsequentely gain control of the affected computer. The data included name, social security number, adress and information about services received at UW Medicine. FBI is currently investigating the attack. Source:  Geekwire.com

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