MIAMI (AP) - Patients of the Foot and Ankle Institute at Barry University are being notified that their medical records and personal information may have been hacked.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1cTlGqh ) announced Monday that the security breach was detected around May 14.
Officials say a school laptop infected by a form of malware software was used to gain access to private computer systems. The Herald reports the university launched an investigation, hiring an outside computer forensic company.
The affected files have been restored to their original state.
The investigation revealed that some sensitive patient information may have been compromised. The number of patients affected was not made available.
The university is offering a complimentary 12-month credit monitoring service to those whose information was at risk.
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