PRESBYTERIAN EMAILS HACKED BY “PHISHING” SCAM
CLOVIS (KSMX)- On June 6, Presbyterian discovered anonymous, unauthorized access was gained through a deceptive email to some of Presbyterian’s workforce members sometime around May 9.
Presbyterian believes that the unauthorized access to these email accounts was part of a “phishing” scam trying to get information. These email accounts included patients’ and/or health plan members’ names and might have contained dates of birth, Social Security numbers and clinical and/or health plan information.
Once Presbyterian became aware of this incident, all email accounts were secured, and they began a thorough review of the impacted emails, and alerted federal law enforcement. It was estimated that data involving approximately 183,000 patients and health plan members may have been affected, and more may be identified and notified in the coming weeks.
While the investigation is ongoing, officials at Presbyterian has seen no evidence indicating that any patient or member data has been used in any way.