University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- Cole notifies patients of personal data breach

The Wellsville Daily reports:

UPMC Cole has notified 790 patients treated at UPMC Cole that their personal information may have been inappropriately accessed.


As a result of UPMC Cole’s internal investigation, it was determined that there were two phishing attacks (e-mails sent from an external source that look like they are from a trusted source attempting to obtain sensitive information and often contain links to a phony login page or fake website) on June 7 and June 14 that were discovered through staff reports of the receipt of the e-mails. The phishing attacks were isolated to e-mail accounts and no medical records systems were breached.

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