Rockland hospital suffers data breach

A data breach at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern has some patients worried their personal information was exposed. Officials say a hospital vendor exposed the

Patients at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern are worried their personal information was exposed.

Patients at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern are worried their personal information was exposed. (8/17/16)

SUFFERN - A data breach at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern has some patients worried their personal information was exposed.

Officials say a hospital vendor exposed the names and Social Security numbers of more than a half-million patients on the internet. "It's very disconcerting because you feel when you are in the hospital you are safe. Your personal information, your physical being … and to find out that information is leaking, especially in this day of cybercrimes, it is concerning," says Susan Nesteros from Suffern.

The breach happened in April but wasn't discovered until June.

Hospital officials say letters have been sent out warning patients of the data breach.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Fire officials say the blaze broke out at 1 Carmel pizzeria damaged by fire
A group of GoFundMe contributors and a medical 2 Charitable acts help sick Texas boy get home
Kristina's Korner tracks the 3 Trending: "Star Wars Han Solo"
Kristina's Korner tracks the 4 Trending: "Angelina Jolie Eats Spiders"
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to over $400 5 Mount Vernon man pleads not guilty in stabbing death

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE