Update: As many as 27,000 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees affected by data breach

Adam Smeltz and Luis Fábregas report another update to a breach affecting employees of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Personal information about as many as 27,000 UPMC workers may have been compromised in a data breach and identify theft scheme that the hospital system first confirmed in February, UPMC officials said Thursday.

New estimates released by UPMC also show at least 788 workers fell victim to tax fraud in the ordeal, up from a March projection that as many as 322 employees might have been affected.

The data reveal more than a third of the 62,000 people who work at the health care giant could be affected by the breach, which remains under federal investigation.

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