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North Carolina hospital warns patients after phishing attack


The Catawba Valley Medical Center—a North Carolina-based hospital—is issuing notices to patients following a phishing attack that accessed several employee email accounts.

According to the notice, investigators determined the phishing attack happened between July 4 and Aug. 17, 2018. During the attack, hackers were able to gain access to three employee email accounts—possibly exposing some patient information, like names, birth dates, health information, services received at the hospital, health insurance information and some Social Security numbers.

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