Good news, bad news: Presbyterian Healthcare Services said data stolen in May breach doesn’t appear to have been misused, but more patients impacted

Robert Nott reports:

Nearly four months after Presbyterian Healthcare Services reported a data breach that allowed unauthorized access to personal information belonging to over 180,000 patients and health plan members, the provider sent out a notification letter telling its members the company does not believe anyone has improperly used that data.

But the update also revealed that more patients were impacted than originally reported:

Presbyterian Healthcare Services spokeswoman Amanda Schoenberg said the investigation revealed more people may have been affected by the illegal action. So the provider sent about 276,000 letters, dated Nov. 25, to its patients about the issue.

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