Scam of the day – July 27, 2015 – Medical Informatics Engineering hacked

Although the name Medical Informatics Engineering MIE or even its cloud service NoMoreClipBoard may not be familiar to you, it should be.  The company operates more than 300 medical centers in 38 states.  On May 26th it discovered that it had been hacked since May 7th.  Unfortunately the personal information compromised in the data breach was very significant including names, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, usernames, password security questions and answers, spousal information, email addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, health insurance policy information and more all of which puts the victims of the data breach in serious jeopardy of traditional and medical identity theft.  The company started notifying affected victims whose personal information was hacked by traditional mail in June and July.  For a list of the medical facility clients of Medical Informatics Engineering, go to the list contained in this press release of MIE. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150724005450/en/Medical-Informatics-Engineering-Updates-Notice-Individuals-Data#.VbQtVZWh3X4

TIPS

If you are concerned that you might have been a victim of this data breach, call MIE’s toll-free hotline at 866-328-1987.  You should also carefully monitor all of your financial accounts and check your medical records to make sure that someone has not accessed your health insurance and made you a victim of medical identity theft.  You should also put a credit freeze on your credit report.  You can find out how to put a credit freeze on your credit report by going to the Archives of Scamicide.  Be wary of any emails that you receive purporting to be from MIE because you can expect identity thieves to be sending out these as phishing email posing as MIE seeking to have you provide personal information or click on links containing malware.

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