California medical center server issue exposed patient data for 4.5 years

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

Yreka, Calif.-based Fairchild Medical Center began notifying patients Nov. 25 of a misconfiguration on one of its servers that might have allowed unauthorized individuals access to patient data for about 4.5 years.

A third-party security company unaffiliated with FMC alerted the medical center to the security issue in July; FMC then launched an investigation and hired computer specialists to secure the server.

FMC determined that the misconfiguration existed from around Dec. 16, 2015, to July 31, 2020. The medical center said...

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