Texas health system cyber attack exposes patients' personal info: 4 details

Becker's Hospital Review

Katie Adams

Abilene, Texas-based Hendrick Health System began notifying patients of a cyberattack that occurred last autumn and may have exposed their personal information.

Four key details:

1. Hendrick Health System identified a cybersecurity threat Nov. 20 that disrupted IT operations and exposed patient information. The health system notified law enforcement and conducted an investigation, finding that patient information may have been exposed between Oct. 10 and Nov. 9.

2. Patients' names, Social Security numbers and demographic information may have been exposed, but electronic health records were not affected by the attack.

3. The cyberattack affected...

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