If you think you may be one of the nearly five million patients treated at military hospitals over the past 20 years who was hit by an online security breach earlier this year, there may be help for you. The Department of defense has gotten the company slammed by the breach to offer a year of credit monitoring for patients. If you’re concerned about your credit history and personal information being leaked online because of that breach, Science Applications International Corp. will do the monitoring for you. S-A-I-C is providing one year of credit monitoring and restoration services. That breach was first reported on September 14th of this year. Information released on the net included patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses and phone numbers, and some personal health data such as clinical notes, laboratory tests and prescriptions. If you want more information, go to:
Concerned individuals may contact the SAIC Incident Response Call Center, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time at 855–366-0140 (toll free) for U.S. callers and 952–556-8312 (collect) internationally.