Mon August 18, 2014
Cyberattack Hits Tooele Medical Center
The personal information of patients at a Tooele hospital has been exposed in a cyberattack. Administrators at Community Health Systems, which operates Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele, say the attack took information from its computer network earlier this year.
The Tennessee company says that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. But the company said the attack did bypass its security systems to take patient names, addresses, birthdates, phone and Social Security numbers.
The company is notifying patients across the country and offering them identity theft protection services. Community Health Systems owns, leases, or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states. Administrators at Mountain West Medical Center have not yet responded to a request for a comment.