Army Hospital Says Patient Data Exposed
filed under: Identity Theft
WASHINGTON (June 2) - Officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center say personal information on about 1,000 patients may have been revealed in a breach of sensitive data.
The officials said Monday they learned of the apparent security problem on May 21 from an outside company, which they did not identify. The medical center said it is working to notify all of the people named in the data file that may have been compromised. It's unclear what kind of information may been revealed, and Walter Reed did not immediately respond to questions.
Walter Reed is offering credit monitoring assistance to affected patients and has set up a hotline (1-877-854-8542, ext. 9).