KCI working to contain employee data breach

David Hendricks reports:

San Antonio-based Kinetic Concepts Inc. was offering credit monitoring and other identity-theft prevention services to its U.S. employees Thursday after an inadvertent e-mail containing an attachment listing employees’ vital information was sent internally Wednesday, a KCI spokesman said Thursday.

The e-mail’s attachment listed names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and salaries of the approximately 4,000 KCI employees in the United States, said Joe Izbrand, KCI corporate communications director.

Employees were notified immediately Wednesday of the data breach and were instructed to delete the e-mail, Izbrand said. Internal and external experts were called in to ensure the e-mail was not downloaded, forwarded or saved on any KCI computers, he added.

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