UPMC data breach tally hits 62,000

The number of employees at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center impacted by a fraudulent tax return scam by identity thieves, thought to originally have impacted 27,000 people, has more than doubled. Information, including Social Security numbers, addresses, salaries and bank account data for all 62,000 of UPMC's workers is at risk, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Employees were emailed the news on Friday. The breach which was discovered as part of an investigation by local police and several federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. attorney's office and the Internal Revenue Service. UPMC has made identity protection services available to its employees. No patient records are at risk, according to the health system. Article

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