Statesville-based Piedmont HealthCare is alerting up to 2,000 patients that their credit card numbers and other personal information might have been comprised, after unauthorized access was gained to the servers of website hosting company E-dreamz.
Access also might have been breached to job applicant data on the E-dreamz servers, including Social Security numbers, Piedmont HealthCare announced.
No Piedmont HealthCare computer systems were affected, so no medical information was accessed, Chief Financial Officer Gregory Guin said.
Piedmont HealthCare is providing free identity monitoring and restoration services through Identity Force to patients affected by the breach. Those affected can call Identity Force toll free at 1-877-694-3367, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and by emailing memberservices@IdentityForce.com.
Piedmont HealthCare said it also contacted the FBI, North Carolina Attorney General's Office and other agencies, as well as credit reporting companies.
The health care provider said its changing its website hosting to a new company and is contracting with IT security professionals to monitor security of its new website.
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