A hacker gained access to the Western Montana Clinic’s website and abtained get full credit card information of 44 patients in the month of March. The hacker also got partial information of about 7000 patient credit card details.
The hacker was able to bypass security measures and access the site sometime between March 10 – March 14. When the Officials of WMC found out , they managed to regain control within 3 hours and contacted the website’s host to bring it down.
The hacker obtained information about 7000 patients which included information like :-
- Telephone Numbers
- Email Address
- Transaction date and amount
- Last four digits of credit card number
According to the news release, WMC has filled a report with the FBI and conducted a forensic security investigation.
WMC informed the individuals about the issue by mail. The clinic(WMC) has also offered one year of free credit monitoring to patients whose full credit card were hacked(44 people).
WMC recommended that patients who were affected by the security incident remain vigilant for fraud and identity theft by reviewing their credit reports and accounts for unauthorized activity.
Patients who have questions about the attack are urged to contact WMC at 329-7321 or 1-800-525-5688 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at P.O. Box 7609, Missoula, MT 59807-7609.