It has been reported this morning that MaineGeneral Health has been notified that it is the victim of a cyber attack that has revealed private information about some patients, employees and prospective donors.
The FBI notified MaineGeneral that the information, included birth dates and emergency contact names, addresses and telephone numbers for patients referred to MaineGeneral Medical Center for radiology services since June 2009. The information also includes names, addresses and telephone numbers of certain employees, and similar information for certain prospective donors. The FBI discovered the cyberattack because of information that was found on the internet.
The FBI does not believe that hacker shave obtained social security numbers, patient names, patient medical or health insurance information, health records, driver's license numbers, or credit and financial account information.
All Mainers including children can now place a free security freeze on their credit reports and should do so immediately. To place a free security freeze, call the credit bureaus:
Mainers whose information may have been obtained from this or other cyber attacks should be very careful about giving any information to a caller or in replying to an email asking for information. Legitimate businesses will never call or email you asking for your personal information.
For more information or a Data Breach Repair Kit®, call Maine Identity Services at 1-855-463-4343.