UW Medicine's Computer infected with Malware, 90k patients data accessed

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The University of Washington School of Medicine reports that their computer which had patient stored in it is infected with malware.

The malware made it's way into the infected-system when an employee opened the email attachment that contained malicious software.

After an internal investigation, they found that the patients' data are not targeted. However, the malware managed to access the files containing data of approximately 90k UW Medicine and Harborview Medical Center patients.

The accessed-data includes names, Social Security Numbers,phone number, address, medical record number and few other details, According to their press release.

UW Medicine officials started to notifying patients about the incident. The incident has also been reported to FBI.

It is always good to create cyber security awareness among employees who are taking care of system that has both internet and sensitive data.
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