Lane Community College notifies health clinic patients of potential breach

Dylan Darling reports:

A virus-infected computer at the Lane Community College health clinic may have relayed patient information — names, addresses, Social Security numbers and more — to an unknown third party for more than a year, the college said Friday.

LCC said it has sent letters warning 2,500 patients whose information may have been stolen. The “Backdoor:Win32/Vawtrak” virus infected the computer from March 2016 until Feb. 3 this year, when a technician performing routine maintenance on the machine found the virus, Brian Kelly, LCC vice president of ­college services, said Friday.

“We have no evidence that any of the information was transmitted (from LCC), but there’s the possibility,” he said.

Read more on The Register-Guard. emailed the college to ask if the clinic was covered by HIPAA or FERPA, and whether the incident was being reported to HHS, but received no immediate response.

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