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UPDATE: OMC Security Breach, Former Employees Will Get Notices This Week

Created: 02/09/2014 11:02 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) -- Nearly 500 former OMC employees will be getting notices in the mail that their information may have been compromised in a recent online security breach.

Those notices will be put in the mail tomorrow and Tuesday.

Over the weekend, OMC representatives say they continue to communicate with employees and others affected by the breach.

They say so far, there is no evidence that employee or patient health information was compromised.

Here is the full statement that Olmsted Medical Center have released February 9:

  • Our ongoing investigation has yet to produce any evidence that employee or patient health information was compromised in the unlawful and unauthorized data breach, such as employee or patient protected health information (PHI), medical records, as well as financial institution accounting/routing numbers.
  • OMC continues to help employees register for one year of LegalShield identity protection paid for by Olmsted Medical Center. As of 06:00 CST today, 682 current OMC employees have initiated the LegalShield registration process.
  • OMC administration continues to communicate with employees and others affected by this breach, and over the weekend provided personal responses by phone, in person, or via e-mail to all related inquiries.
  • OMC plans to provide audio/video recording of the 30-minute identity-theft-prevention info sessions for OMC employees, led by a Rochester City Police Department Advanced Crime Prevention/CPTED Specialist, for employees who cannot personally attend sessions during the week of Feb. 10-14.
  • OMC will send on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10 and 11, by US postal mail, information about the data breach and recommended actions to nearly 500 former employees whose personal information also may have been compromised.
  • Area tax accountants and attorneys are encouraging OMC employees to contact the IRS Identity Theft Division at 1.800.908.4490, extension 245, Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, to learn whether a fraudulent tax return has been filed under their name using illegally obtained information. OMC strongly recommends that all employees and others whose personal information may have been compromised in the recent data breach call the IRS to confirm their identity and inform the IRS that they suspect that someone may attempt to falsify a tax return using illegally obtained information. This action is recommended in addition to filing IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit.
Former OMC employees will get notices on the online security breach.


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