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MU Health Care reports data breach

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Patients of University of Missouri Health Care may have had their information exposed after an email phishing incident.

On Aug. 28, MU Health Care finished identifying patient's whose information may have been impacted.

In a statement on their website, MU Health Care said, "That information may have included names, dates of birth, medical record or patient account numbers, health insurance information, and/or limited treatment or clinical information, such as diagnostic, prescription, and/or procedure information. For some patients, a Social Security number was also identified."

An unauthorized person or an unauthorized group of people gained access to certain employee email accounts. An investigation found they gained access to the accounts between May 4 and May 6.

The statement also said, "For individuals whose Social Security number was identified in the email accounts, we are offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services. We also recommend patients review any statements they receive from their health insurers or health care providers. If you see charges for services you did not receive, you should contact the insurer or provider immediately."

MU Health Care has mailed letters to patients who may have been impacted.

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Sydney Olsen

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  1. As a patient using their services, I must say I’m not surprised. There IT ineptitude is obvious. While recommending you make appointments on your web portal, in my case such is not supported. Making appointments on line would be a big help to an old hearing impaired fart like myself. Alas, MU Healthcare isn’t up to the task.

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