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Wuesthoff Web site security breached




Wuesthoff Web site security breached
Wuesthoff Web site security breached



http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080815/BUSINESS/808150326/1006/NEWS01 

BY SUSAN JENKS
FLORIDA TODAY
August 15, 2008

Hackers penetrated Wuesthoff Health System's pre-registration Web site 
earlier this week, gaining access to personal information on 500 
patients, including names, addresses and Social Security numbers.

Wuestoff officials said there were six outside "hits" Tuesday and 
Wednesday to its live Web site, where patients registered ahead of time 
for surgery, lab work and other services the Rockledge-based healthcare 
system provides. The site was immediately shut down.

There were no physician charts or direct medical records on the site, 
said Lisa Crites, Wuesthoff's associate director for media strategy, but 
indirect medical information could be implied, based on an upcoming 
treatment.

Phone calls to all 500 patients were made Thursday as Wuesthoff began 
tracking down the source or sources of the outside intrusion, which was 
identified late in the day.

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