CCH Employee Security Incident
Written by broebling on January 26, 2017
Press Release – Campbell County Health (CCH) was the victim of a security incident that may affect some of their employees’ personal information.
“Currently, it appears that an unauthorized individual, impersonating a CCH executive, contacted an employee requesting W-2 information for all of our employees who had taxable earnings in calendar year 2016,” said Chief Executive Officer Andy Fitzgerald. “Unfortunately, before it was determined that the request was fraudulent, the employee provided these files. No protected health information for our employees or our patients was released in this incident.”
The information delivered included social security numbers for CCH employees. CCH has contacted local law enforcement and a cyber security response team, both of which are actively working to identify the fraudulent party, and help the organization take all necessary actions to protect their employees.
CCH has informed CCH employees of the steps that they can take to guard against fraud or identity theft, such as monitoring their bank account, credit cards, tax returns and other personal or financial information, as well as contacting major credit bureaus. At the expense of the organization, CCH will be offering identity protection services from a leading identity monitoring services company.
“We take this matter and the security of personal information very seriously at CCH, and we will continue to review and enhance our security practices to further secure our systems,” said Andy Fitzgerald.