Data breach at Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Published: Dec. 18, 2018 at 7:58 AM EST
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The University of Vermont Health Network is warning of a data breach at Elizabethtown Community Hospital that involved Social Security numbers.

Health network officials say an employee's email account was remotely accessed by an unauthorized user this past October.

This could have affected about 32,000 people, with the Social Security numbers of 1,200 people included in that email account.

Hospital administrators say the incident was limited to the one account and did not involve the hospital's computer networks or electronic medical records.

Those whose Social Security numbers were exposed are being offered free credit and identity theft monitoring services.