Breach exposes some Michigan patients’ personal information

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 11:32:32-05

MEMPHIS, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a security breach at a Michigan provider of HIV/AIDS care services and substance abuse treatment has compromised some patients’ personal and medical information.

Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center says a “limited number of patients” were notified about the breach linked to a phishing scheme that affected an employee’s email account last April. The organization says affected information included Social Security numbers, full names and addresses.

Letters were recently sent to affected patients.

Those with Social Security numbers that were compromised are being offered free credit monitoring and identity theft-restoration services. Sacred Heart says it’s working to ensure that a similar breach doesn’t happen in the future by adding more employee training and security measures.