AL: Huntsville Hospital reports employee applicant breach at Jobscience

From Huntsville Hospital, this press release yesterday, seen at WAFF:

“Regrettably, we’ve learned that Jobscience, Inc., the vendor which we’ve used for online employment application services since 2006, had a data breach which may have involved information from individuals who applied for jobs at Huntsville Hospital. Because of this, notification letters are being sent to the affected persons.

Although we have no indication that any information has been misused in any way, out of an abundance of caution, we are offering identity theft protection to those job applicants whose Social Security Number may have been compromised.

The hospital no longer uses the services of Jobscience.”

DataBreaches. net sent an inquiry to Huntsville yesterday with four questions:

1. How many applicants had their data involved in this incident?
2. When did it occur, or when did it start? When was it discovered?
3. How did it occur? and
4. When did the hospital first learn of this breach from Jobscience?
5. Did the hospital terminate its contract with Jobscience because of the breach or was the termination unrelated?

The hospital did respond by deadline. If they do respond, this post will be updated.

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