TX: UMC Physicians offers identity protection to 18,000 patients after data breach

KCBD reports:

UMC Physicians (UMCP) is notifying patients who may have been affected by a recent data breach. They are also providing patients, whose information may have been compromised, with information to safeguard against identity theft and fraud and are offering access to one year of credit monitoring and identity restoration services at no cost.

According to officials, on May 18, the UMCP IT team discovered an employee’s email account was hacked on March 15, potentially compromising the personal health information of more than 18,000 patients.

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