North Texas Hospital Data Breach Exposes Patient Payment Info
Upon investigation, the hospital found that the exposed information may have been accessed between Sept. 22-29, but that there was no evidence that the information was disclosed or used by bad actors.
- By Jessica Davis
- December 18, 2018
A data breach at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center’s Frisco campus may have exposed the payment information of about 47,000 patients or guarantors.
The breach was discovered Sept. 29. The hospital said the problem originated with a third party credit card processing system and that it had stopped credit card processing via that vendor.
Upon investigation, the hospital found that the exposed information may have been accessed between Sept. 22-29, but that there was no evidence that the information was disclosed or used by bad actors. The information exposed included names, addresses, birth dates, phone numbers, medical record numbers, insurance provider data, dates of service, account numbers, credit card types, last four digits of the credit cards, CCV numbers, recurring payment dates, account balances and invoice numbers.
“It is important to note that the hospital’s information and clinical systems were not affected, and medical information was not compromised. Social Security numbers and medical record information were not accessed,” the hospital said in an alert. It noted that no other facility in the Baylor Scott & White system had been affected.
Jessica Davis is the Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media.