Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

Patient credit card numbers breached

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 it’s changing its website hosting to a new company and is contracting with IT security professionals to monitor security of its new website.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More