UW Medicine Center Breached

The University of Washington Medicine Department has just begun notifying over 90,000 current and former patients that their personal information was stolen during a breach that occurred late last month. The attack was performed by as yet unidentified intruders who entered UW servers via the use of malware hidden in an email opened by a staff member. The malicious code granted the intruders access to the internal network. The good news is that the intruders did not appear to be targeting medical information directly, and accessed far less information than they could have. Investigators believe that the incident could have been much, much worse.

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