Rush Hospital Data Breach Exposes Personal Info of 45,000 Patients

45,000 patients of Rush Hospital are now potentially at risk of becoming victims of identity theft after the hospital suffered a massive data breach. The hospital revealed that patients' personal information had been compromised in a recent financial filing.

Compromised data may include names, addresses, birthdays, Social Security numbers and health insurance information.

The Chicago Tribune reports that according to a letter sent to patients, an employee from one of the hospital system’s billing processing vendors improperly disclosed a file to “an unauthorized party,” likely in May 2018.

If you have questions or concerns about your data, please call 833-231-3355 for more information.

 

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