ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Employees at St. Louis University may have had some very person information compromised thanks to a phishing email scam. The University has sent out letters to hundreds of its employees.
On August 8th the University launched a full-scale investigation after it was discovered that the phishing scam resulted in unauthorized access to 20 SLU email accounts that contained the personal health information of 3,0000 people. But, the university says its electronic health record system was not accessed by the unknown party. The email accounts also contained some 200 social security numbers.
SLU says a number of colleges and universities have been targeted with similar schemes in recent months. SLU is giving some of these employees one year of free continuous credit monitoring. They have also released a toll-free telephone number (1-877-309-9839) and launched a website to answer questions.
More info: www.slu.edu/phishing