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Barry University’s Laptop Infected with Malware

Barry University announced Monday night it is notifying patients of its Foot and Ankle Institute that their medical records and personal information may have been hacked.

The security breach was detected around May 14th via a school laptop infected by a form of malware - software used mainly to gain access to private computer systems.
The university hired a computer forensics company to investigate the incident.  They removed the malware from University’s network and restored the affected files to their original state.

After several months, the University determined the some sensitive information of patients may have been compromised in the breach.  They university hasn’t released the number of affected patients.

The sensitive information at risk includes the patients’ name, Social Security Number, date of birth, bank account number, credit and debit card numbers, Driver license numbers, medical records.

The university is offering a complimentary 12-month credit monitoring service to those whose information was at risk.


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