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Patient data compromised in security breach at local practice

Published: May. 15, 2013 at 5:13 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A local doctor's office says records of nearly 10,000 patients may have been exposed in a computer system security breach.

Presbyterian Anesthesia Associates reported to the NC Attorney General's Office that E-Dreamz, Inc., who was holding the records, had an unauthorized person gain access to the server via a software vulnerability and stole a key enabling someone to decrypt and take patient payment information.

The company has since switched to a new server provider.

The records affected are being notified via a written message.

The breach was reported on May 8th.

The FBI is investigating.

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