UNM Health alerts patients to major cybersecurity attack
Updated: 03 September 2021 18:26
Created: September 03, 2021 5:26 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – One of New Mexico’s largest healthcare providers is warning hundreds of thousands of its patients that their personal information may have been hacked.
UNM Health, including UNM Hospital, UNM Medical Group, Inc. and UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Inc., alerts patients following a major cybersecurity attack.
The healthcare provider is now sending a letter to patients whose personal information may have been hacked.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, 637,232 patients are affected.
UNM Health announced the massive security breach with a video statement posted on its website last month.
“The investigation determined that an unauthorized third party gained access to our network and may have accessed or obtained certain files from our systems,” said Michael Richards, vice chancellor responsible for clinical affairs.
UNM Health claims that the compromised information could include names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, medical records or patient identification numbers, health insurance information and even limited clinical information.