Banner Health Reports Cyber Attack
With hospitals and clinics nationwide and some in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley, Banner Health is saying they have suffered a cyber attack that could affect close to four million patients and customers.
According to The Coloradoan, Banner Health is in the process of notifying 3.7 million patients by mail. In addition to patients, health plan members, beneficiaries, food and beverage customers, doctors and healthcare providers should also keep an eye out for notifications from Banner Health.
The attack happened between June 23rd and July 7th, payment cards used at Banner Health facilities across the nation were affected by it. The attack did not affect all Banner Health patients, but it is still under investigation.
Places in Northern Colorado that have been mentioned specifically in the attack include the Fort Collins Medical Center Cafe, McKee Medical Center Cafeteria in Loveland, and the Northern Colorado Medical Center Bistro 1 and 2 in Greeley.
The hack, according to The Coloradoan, did not affect people who were using credit or debit cards to pay for medical services.
Banner is offering a free one-year membership to credit monitoring services to those affected. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call 1-855-223-4412, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT, seven days a week or visit bannersupports.com.
To read the full article of the breach from The Coloradoan and to see if you may have been affected, click here.